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rifle grenade

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

First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for rifle grenade

Historical Examples

  • The 'fishtail' was a small trench-mortar bomb, which the Germans substituted for the rifle-grenade and used with great effect.

    Q.6.a and Other places

    Francis Buckley

  • I was lucky to have no accident with the Mills grenade, and no fatal ones even with the rifle-grenade.

    Q.6.a and Other places

    Francis Buckley

  • Hitherto only the most expert and steadiest bombers had been employed on rifle-grenade work.

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    Francis Buckley

  • My own job was now to train as many infantry men as possible in the use of the rifle-grenade.

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    Francis Buckley

  • Rifle-fire and rifle-grenade and hand-grenade explosions rolled together in one tremendous cacophony.


British Dictionary definitions for rifle grenade

rifle grenade

noun
  1. a grenade fired from a rifle
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