bayonet socket


noun

a cylindrical socket having one or more L-shaped slots, the longer side parallel and the shorter side perpendicular to the axis of the socket, along which a knoblike projection on the object slides in such a way that a twist of the object when fully inserted locks it into place.

Nearby words

  1. bayliss, sir william maddock,
  2. baylor,
  3. bayo,
  4. bayonet,
  5. bayonet hair,
  6. bayonne,
  7. bayou,
  8. bayreuth,
  9. baysmelt,
  10. baytown

Origin of bayonet socket

First recorded in 1890–95

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