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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gren·a·dier /ˌgrɛnəˈdɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gren·a·dier n.
 1. Mil. Originaly, a soldier who carried and threw grenades; afterward, one of a company attached to each regiment or battalion, taking post on the right of the line, and wearing a peculiar uniform. In modern times, a member of a special regiment or corps; as, a grenadier of the guard of Napoleon I. one of the regiment of Grenadier Guards of the British army, etc.
 Note: ☞  The feats of grenadiers have been memorialized in song, as in the following:
 Some talk of Alexander, and some of Hercules / The British Grenadiers
 ca. 18th Century
 The British Grenadiers
 Some talk of Alexander,
 And some of Hercules
 Of Hector and Lysander,
 And such great names as these.
 But of all the world's great heroes,
 There's none that can compare
 With a tow, row, row, row, row, row,
 To the British Grenadier.
 2. Those heroes of antiquity
 Ne'er saw a cannon ball
 Or knew the force of powder
 To slay their foes withall.
 But our brave boys do know it,
 And banish all their fears,
 Sing tow, row, row, row, row, row,
 For the British Grenadier.
 3. Whene'er we are commanded
 To storm the palisades
 Our leaders march with fusees,
 And we with hand grenades.
 We throw them from the glacis,
 About the enemies' ears.
 Sing tow, row, row, row, row, row,
 The British Grenadiers.
 4. And when the siege is over,
 We to the town repair
 The townsmen cry, "Hurra, boys,
 Here comes a Grenadier!"
 Here come the Grenadiers, my boys,
 Who know no doubts or fears!
 Then sing tow, row, row, row, row, row,
 The British Grenadiers.
 5. Then let us fill a bumper,
 And drink a health to those
 Who carry caps and pouches,
 And wear the louped clothes.
 May they and their commanders
 Live happy all their years
 With a tow, row, row, row, row, row,
 For the British Grenadiers.
 2. Zool. Any marine fish of the genus Macrurus, in which the body and tail taper to a point; they mostly inhabit the deep sea; -- called also onion fish, and rat-tail fish.
 3. Zool. A bright-colored South African grosbeak (Pyromelana orix), having the back red and the lower parts black.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an infantryman equipped with grenades [syn: grenade thrower]
      2: deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering
         tail [syn: rattail, rattail fish]