- a grenade designed to be fired from a grenade launcher attached to the muzzle of a rifle or carbine.
Origin of rifle grenade
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for rifle grenade
The 'fishtail' was a small trench-mortar bomb, which the Germans substituted for the rifle-grenade and used with great effect.
I was lucky to have no accident with the Mills grenade, and no fatal ones even with the rifle-grenade.
Hitherto only the most expert and steadiest bombers had been employed on rifle-grenade work.
My own job was now to train as many infantry men as possible in the use of the rifle-grenade.
Rifle-fire and rifle-grenade and hand-grenade explosions rolled together in one tremendous cacophony.
- a grenade fired from a rifle
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