fragmentation grenade
fragmentation grenade fragmentation grenade n. (Mil.) A type of hand grenade designed to burst into multiple fragments upon detonation of the explosive charge; the fragments fly away at high velocity, killing or wounding persons nearby. Contrasted to {concussion grenade}. The common type of fragmentation grenade used by the American military was sometimes jocosely referred to as a {pineapple} from its reticulated surface appearance, resembling that of the fruit. [PJC]

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  • fragmentation grenade — a grenade with a heavy metal casing that shatters, on exploding, into fragments that travel at high speed and with great force. [1955 60] * * * fragmentation bomb or fragmentation grenade noun One which shatters into small destructive fragments… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fragmentation grenade — (also fragmentation bomb) noun a grenade (or bomb) designed to break into small fragments as it explodes …   English new terms dictionary

  • fragmentation grenade — noun An anti personnel weapon, thrown or otherwise propelled, designed to disperse shrapnel upon exploding. Syn: frag, grenade, hand grenade …   Wiktionary

  • fragmentation grenade — a grenade with a heavy metal casing that shatters, on exploding, into fragments that travel at high speed and with great force. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • fragmentation grenade — small explosive device that scatters metal fragments over a wide area after being tossed or launched …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fragmentation grenade wz.1933 — The Fragmentation Grenade wz. 1933 was a grenade that the Polish Army used during World War II …   Wikipedia

  • fragmentation — (n.) 1881, from FRAGMENT (Cf. fragment) + ATION (Cf. ation). Fragmentation grenade attested from 1918 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • fragmentation bomb — noun a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles • Syn: ↑antipersonnel bomb, ↑anti personnel bomb,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fragmentation — frag•men•ta•tion [[t]ˌfræg mənˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act or process of fragmenting or the state of being fragmented 2) mil of or designating an explosive device designed to scatter small metal fragments on detonation: a fragmentation… …   From formal English to slang

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