Meaning of grenade

gre•nade

Pronunciation: (gri-nād'), [key]
— n., v., -nad•ed, -nad•ing.
—n.
  1. a small shell containing an explosive and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle or launching device.
  2. a similar missile containing a chemical, as for dispersing tear gas or fire-extinguishing substances.
—v.t.
  1. to attack with a grenade or grenades.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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