Adjective "Handgrenade" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Handgrenade


    Definition:

    1. a grenade or explosive shell that is thrown by hand and exploded either by impact or by means of a fuze.

    2. a grenade or glass missile containing a chemical, for extinguishing fire.

    Origin:
    hand grenade

    Examples:

    "explosions can be handgrenade."

    "bombings can be handgrenade."