Part of speech: noun

An explosive shell, to be thrown by hand.

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Usage examples "grenade":

  1. It will be a simple matter for you to picture what an atomic grenade or one of the ship's rays will do. - "The Death-Traps of FX-31", Sewell Peaslee Wright.
  2. For after the famous Mr. Adolphus, counsel for the plaintiff, had eloquently and ingeniously stated his case and given a picturesque and appetizing outline of the evidence that he was going to call, and the facts that he was going to prove; after this preliminary flourish was over, behold, up got Mr. Sergeant Runnington, who appeared on behalf of the defendant, and let fall some remarks which, though given in a sufficiently matter- of- fact and every- day tone, fell like a thunder- clap upon the ears of all present, save two persons; and produced upon the Honorable Richard Pennroyal an effect as if a hand- grenade had been let off within his head, and his spine drawn neatly out through the back of his neck. - "Archibald Malmaison", Julian Hawthorne.
  3. " Of course the grenade had made the entrance impassible- we had to cut our way in through the outer wall. - "The Legion of Lazarus", Edmond Hamilton.