Bayonet meaning

bāə-nĕt, bāə-nĭt, -nĕt
A blade adapted to fit the muzzle end of a rifle and used as a weapon in close combat.
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To prod, stab, or kill with this weapon.
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A detachable, daggerlike blade put on the muzzle end of a rifle, for hand-to-hand fighting.
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A part like a bayonet in shape, manner of attachment, etc.
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To stab, prod, or kill with a bayonet.
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(military) A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offence and defence. Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which required to be fitted into the bore of the musket after the soldier had fired.
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(engineering) A pin which plays in and out of holes made to receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage parts of the machinery.
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To stab with a bayonet.
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To compel or drive by the bayonet.

To bayonet us into submission. Burke.

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Origin of bayonet

  • French baïonnette after Bayonne , a town of southwest France where the weapon was manufactured

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French baïonnette, named after the French town of Bayonne.

    From Wiktionary