a grenade with a heavy metal casing that shatters, on exploding, into fragments that travel at high speed and with great force.
Which Words Did English Take From Other Languages?English—is one of the most incredible, flavorfully-complex melting pots of linguistic ingredients from other countries. These linguistic ingredients are called loanwords that have been borrowed and incorporated into English. The loanwords are oftentimes so common now, the foreign flavor has been completely lost.
- fragmentation bomb,
Origin of fragmentation grenade
First recorded in 1955–60
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