a small shell containing an explosive and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle or launching device.
a similar missile containing a chemical, as for dispersing tear gas or fire-extinguishing substances.
to attack with a grenade or grenades.
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How to use grenade in a sentence
Initially Special Operator Josh Vriens, a SEAL sniper, thought the display of firepower “looked cool,” Philipps writes, “but as they continued to launch grenades over the river it dawned on him that it was also incredibly stupid.”
It is capable of producing big, booming sounds like grenades going off with incredible detail and texture.Audeze Mobius gaming headset review: Surround sound all around | Michael Epstein | August 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
With hands held overhead, the Marine waits for the grenade to spin up, and then releases it into the air.The US Marines are testing flying, remote-controlled grenades | Rob Verger | July 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
The reasoning is that it’s preferable for a Jaguar to risk taking a hit from a rocket-propelled grenade or anti-material rifle than a human soldier.Israel Is Sending Robots With Machine Guns to the Gaza Border | Sébastien Roblin | June 25, 2021 | The Daily Beast
“I would say the grenade that is being thrown right now is being thrown at small businesses,” she said.Big Tech antitrust bills pass first major hurdle in House even as opposition grows | Rachel Lerman | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Cops launched a flash grenade through the window and officer Joseph Weekley fired, fatally striking Stanley-Jones.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls | Emily Shire | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The authorities were trying to arrest another man suspected of throwing a stun grenade when Hamdan attacked.A New Intifada? Israel’s Arab Citizen Uprising Spreads | Creede Newton | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His companions—one a woman—urge him to let loose with a rocket-propelled grenade and he fires.Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds Under Siege By ISIS | Jamie Dettmer | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In any event, for the Kudo-kai, the police arrest of their top dog is expected to have the impact of a well-thrown hand grenade.
We could say we were approached by a local bad guy with a grenade in his hand.‘Kill Team’: The Documentary the Army Doesn’t Want You to See | Andrew Romano | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tam had a tray of bombs under the fuselage—something in destructive quality between a Mills grenade and a three-inch shell.Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
When I said this, I turned to jab a claw at the other priests, using the motion to cover my flicking a coin grenade toward them.The Repairman | Harry Harrison
In this sector life in the trenches was made more uncertain than ever by the introduction of the rifle grenade by the Germans.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918 | Frederick William Bewsher
A Divisional grenade school was formed, at which 13 officers and 260 other ranks were put through a course every week.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918 | Frederick William Bewsher
From the trials made we could not notice any appreciable superiority over the salt solution as used in the Harden grenade.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians | William K. David
British Dictionary definitions for grenade
a small container filled with explosive thrown by hand or fired from a rifle
a sealed glass vessel that is thrown and shatters to release chemicals, such as tear gas or a fire extinguishing agent
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