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1bayonet

noun bay·o·net \ˈbā-ə-nət, -ˌnet, ˌbā-ə-ˈnet\

: a long knife that is attached to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon in battle

Full Definition of BAYONET

:  a steel blade attached at the muzzle end of a shoulder arm (as a rifle) and used in hand-to-hand combat

Origin of BAYONET

French baïonnette, from Bayonne, France
First Known Use: 1680

2bayonet

verb
bayonet·ed also bayonet·tedbayonet·ing also bayonet·ting

Definition of BAYONET

transitive verb
1
:  to stab with a bayonet
2
:  to compel or drive by or as if by the bayonet
intransitive verb
:  to use a bayonet

First Known Use of BAYONET

1778

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