- a grenade or explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded either by impact or by means of a fuze.
- a grenade or glass missile containing a chemical, for extinguishing fire.
Origin of hand grenade
First recorded in 1655–65
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- a small metal or plastic canister containing explosives, usually activated by a short fuse and used in close combat