Mills bomb

noun historical an oval hand grenade.
Origin
early 20th cent.: named after the English engineer Sir William Mills.

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  • Mills bomb — n. an oval hand grenade. Etymology: invented by Sir W. Mills d. 1932 * * * Mills bomb or Mills grenade «mihlz», a type of hand grenade long standard in the British and many other armies, about the size and shape of a goose egg and weighing about… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mills bomb — /ˈmɪlz bɒm/ (say milz bom) noun a type of high explosive grenade weighing about 700 grams, used widely by British and associated Imperial forces in World War I. Also, Mills grenade. {named after its inventor, Sir William Mills, 1856–1932, English …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Mills Bomb — mɪlz model of hand grenade developed by Great Britain and widely used during World War I (one of the first grenades with a spring activated fuse) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Mills grenade — Mil. a type of high explosive grenade weighing about 1.5 lb. (0.7 kg). Also called Mills bomb. [1915 20; named after Sir W. Mills (1856 1932), its English inventor] * * * Mills bomb or Mills grenade «mihlz», a type of hand grenade long standard… …   Useful english dictionary


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