Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit., a small spherical or cylindrical iron shell, about three inches in diameter, filled with powder, lighted by means of a fuse, and thrown by hand. Hand-grenades were much used in the British naval service throughout the eighteenth century, especially in repelling attacks from boats. They are notably serviceable in the defense of works, in dealing with an enemy at close quarters, when he cannot be covered by the guns or by musketry on the banquettes. Ketchum's hand-grenade is a small oblong percussion-shell which is exploded by means of a plunger on striking the object against which it is thrown.
- n. A fire-extinguisher consisting of a glass bottle filled with chemicals.
- n. military A small hand-held explosive device designed to be thrown at the enemy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A portable fire extinguisher consisting of a glass bottle containing water and gas. It is thrown into the flames. Called also
- n. a grenade designed to be thrown by hand
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