Mills grenade

noun Military.

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


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Also called Mills bomb.

Origin of Mills grenade

1915–20; named after Sir W. Mills (1856–1932), its English inventor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mills bomb

Mills bomb
/ (mɪlz) /


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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