American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of the British Grenadier Guards, the first regiment of the royal household infantry.
- n. A soldier who is a member of a special corps or regiment.
- n. A soldier equipped with grenades.
- n. Any of various deep-sea fishes of the family Macrouridae, having a long tapering tail and lacking a tail fin. Also called rat-tail.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, a soldier who threw hand-grenades. Soldiers of long service and acknowledged bravery were selected for this duty. They were the foremost in assaults. At first there were only a few grenadiers in each regiment, but companies of grenadiers were formed in France in 1670, and in England a few years later. When hand-grenades went out of general use, the name was still retained for the company, the members of which were of great stature and were distinguished by a particular uniform, as for instance the high bearskin cap. In the British and French armies the grenadier company was the first of each battalion. Now the companies of a battalion or a regiment are equalized in size and other matters, and the title in the British army remains only to the regiment of Grenadier Guards.
- n. A South African weaver-bird, Ploceus (Pyromelana) oryx: so called from its brilliant red and black plumage.
- n. A fish, Macrurus fabricii or M. rupestris, found in deep water of the North Atlantic. Also called rattail.
- n. plural The family Macruridæ.
- n. A type of soldier, originally one who threw grenades, later a member of a company formed from the tallest men of the regiment; now specifically, a member of the Grenadier Guards.
- n. Any of various African weaverbirds or waxbills, especially the common grenadier or the red bishop.
- n. Any of various deep-sea fish of the family Macrouridae that have a large head and body and a long tapering tail; a rat-tail.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mil.) Originaly, a soldier who carried and threw grenades; afterward, one of a company attached to each regiment or battalion, taking post on the right of the line, and wearing a peculiar uniform. In modern times, a member of a special regiment or corps; one of the regiment of
GrenadierGuards of the British army, etc.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any marine fish of the genus Macrurus, in which the body and tail taper to a point; they mostly inhabit the deep sea; -- called also
onion fish, and rat-tail fish.
- n. (Zoöl.) A bright-colored South African grosbeak (Pyromelana orix), having the back red and the lower parts black.
- n. deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering tail
- n. an infantryman equipped with grenades
- From French grenadier, corresponding to grenade + -ier. (Wiktionary)
- French, from grenade, grenade; see grenade. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The grenadier is pointing out the Goddess of Fame hovering overhead.”
“Again, the grenadier is a more recent vintage painting from a couple of years ago, while the fusilier is an old veteran of at least 17 years.”
“Since the grenadier is the assistant team leader, I was slaved into Potter's radio and could hear B team talk to her.”
“Behold him now, his huge body astride of an enormous horse -- for, although the grenadier was a foot-soldier, he could still ride after a fashion -- plodding along through the mud and the wet and the cold on the mission which, if successful, would perhaps enable Napoleon to save the army and France, to say nothing of his throne and his family.”
“Even Morgan partook of the change, and I well recall how he came to me just before he landed, in a kind of grenadier uniform, with sword and musket and belts, drawing himself up very stiff and proud-looking as he let down the butt-end of his firelock with a loud bang upon the deck.”
“But I noticed also just a suspicion of the "grenadier" stride when she was on the march to make her curtsey.”
“The major has meanwhile called the grenadier battalion commander.”
“Of songs his own special favorites, I remember, were a long ballad in which a faithful soldier is informed on his return to his native village that his own true love "lives with her own granny dear," which he, his mind running in military grooves, takes for "grenadier," with temporarily distressing results -- though all comes right at last -- and a lyrical description of an upset of his coach, the only one he ever had, written by a gifted hostler.”
“I served as a grenadier, RTO, and finally as a team leader while with the 3rd platoon, B/2/502, 101st Abn Div, Vietnam in 1966 and 1967”
“Current units are drawn from the grenadier guards … GOOD TROOPS.”
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