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sword bayonet

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But the latest development is the sword bayonet, of which this is an example.

    Ashton-Kirk, Investigator John T. McIntyre
  • He moved ponderously over to Roberts, drew from its scabbard the sword bayonet the other had at his hip.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Men rushed into the firing line at Przasnysz with a sword bayonet in one hand and two bombs in the other.

  • One of our soldiers saw the situation, and ran and drove his sword bayonet through this second assailant.

    General Gordon J. Wardle
  • The shed was soon found, and the soldier forced the door open with his sword bayonet.

  • However, I led the way, holding my candle high, and keeping the sword bayonet very handy.

    Carnacki, The Ghost Finder William Hope Hodgson
  • I had the sword bayonet I have told you about; and when the landlord got back, we sat talking in my study until nearly midnight.

    Carnacki, The Ghost Finder William Hope Hodgson
British Dictionary definitions for sword bayonet

sword bayonet

a bayonet with a swordlike blade and hilt, capable of use as a sword
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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