mills bomb

Mills grenade

noun Military.
a type of high-explosive grenade weighing about 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg).
Also called Mills bomb.


Origin:
1915–20; named after Sir W. Mills (1856–1932), its English inventor

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Mills bomb (mɪlz)
 
n
a type of high-explosive hand grenade
 
[C20: named after Sir William Mills (1856--1932), English inventor]

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