Mills grenade


noun Military.

a type of high-explosive grenade weighing about 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg).

Origin of Mills grenade

1915–20; named after Sir W. Mills (1856–1932), its English inventor

Also called Mills bomb.

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British Dictionary definitions for mills bomb

Mills bomb

/ (mɪlz) /

noun

a type of high-explosive hand grenade

Word Origin for Mills bomb

C20: named after Sir William Mills (1856–1932), English inventor

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