Mills grenade


noun Military.

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

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Also called Mills bomb .

Origin of Mills grenade

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