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sword bayonet

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noun
  1. a short sword that may be attached to the muzzle of a gun and used as a bayonet.

Origin of sword bayonet

First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for sword bayonet

Historical Examples

  • There were two toy guns, with a tin revolver, a sword-bayonet, and a sabre.

    A Lady of Rome

    F. Marion Crawford

  • Each company had simply to fight its way through with the sword-bayonet.

    Ladysmith

    H. W. Nevinson

  • The great anxiety of the Republican man-at-arms in Spain is to turn his sword-bayonet into a sickle, and his rifle into a mattock.

    Romantic Spain

    John Augustus O'Shea

  • A portion scalded the valet's finely shaped leg, yet he dared not complain, being in mortal fear of the sword-bayonet.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for sword bayonet

sword bayonet

noun
  1. a bayonet with a swordlike blade and hilt, capable of use as a sword
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