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Meaning of grenadier

gren•a•dier

Pronunciation: (gren"u-dēr'), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the British army) a member of the first regiment of household infantry
  2. (formerly) a specially selected foot soldier in certain elite units.
  3. (formerly) a soldier who threw grenades.
  4. any of several deep-sea fishes of the family Macrouridae, having an elongated, tapering tail.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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