hand grenade: Meaning and Definition of

hand' grenade"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a grenade or explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded either by impact or by means of a fuze.
  2. a grenade or glass missile containing a chemical, for extinguishing fire.
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