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bayonet

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

Simple Definition of bayonet

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bayonet

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

Origin and Etymology of bayonet

French baïonnette, from Bayonne, France


First Known Use: 1680


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bayonet

verb bay·o·net

Definition of bayonet

bayoneted

also

bayonetted

bayoneting

also

bayonetting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stab with a bayonet

  3. 2 :  to compel or drive by or as if by the bayonet

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to use a bayonet




BAYONET Defined for Kids

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bayonet

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

Definition of bayonet for Students

  1. :  a weapon like a dagger made to fit on the end of a rifle




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bayonet

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verb bay·o·net

Definition of bayonet for Students

bayonetted

bayonetting

  1. :  to stab with a bayonet





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