hand grenade

a grenade or explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded either by impact or by means of a fuze.
a grenade or glass missile containing a chemical, for extinguishing fire.


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hand grenade
a small metal or plastic canister containing explosives, usually activated by a short fuse and used in close combat

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But the best way to catch fish was to throw a hand grenade in the water and go
  collect the dead fish.
One policeman is reported to have been lightly wounded by a hand grenade.
Another represented a hand grenade, rifle and rocket launcher.
They were shot at a few times, a hand grenade came into the house, and a gun
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