rifle grenade

  1. a grenade designed to be fired from a grenade launcher attached to the muzzle of a rifle or carbine.

Origin of rifle grenade

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby rifle grenade

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How to use rifle grenade in a sentence

  • In this sector life in the trenches was made more uncertain than ever by the introduction of the rifle grenade by the Germans.

  • As we were tying him up—he had been wounded in eight places by a rifle grenade—he signed to me and I stooped over him.

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  • As a fifth class there was a combination hand and rifle grenade, a British device adopted in our program.

  • The rifle grenade fits in a holder at the muzzle of an ordinary service rifle.

  • Any man within 75 yards of an exploding rifle grenade is likely to be wounded or killed.

British Dictionary definitions for rifle grenade

rifle grenade

  1. a grenade fired from a rifle

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