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Mills grenade

noun, Military.
a type of high-explosive grenade weighing about 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg).
Also called Mills bomb.
Origin of Mills grenade
1915-20; named after Sir W. Mills (1856-1932), its English inventor Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Mills bomb

a type of high-explosive hand grenade
Word Origin
C20: named after Sir William Mills (1856–1932), English inventor
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