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bayonet

[ bey-uh-nit, -net, bey-uh-net ]
/ 藞be瑟 蓹 n瑟t, -藢n蓻t, 藢be瑟 蓹藞n蓻t /
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noun
a daggerlike steel weapon that is attached to or at the muzzle of a gun and used for stabbing or slashing in hand-to-hand combat.
a pin projecting from the side of an object, as the base of a flashbulb or camera lens, for securing the object in a bayonet socket.
verb (used with object), bay路o路net路ed or bay路o路net路ted, bay路o路net路ing or bay路o路net路ting.
to kill or wound with a bayonet.
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Origin of bayonet

1605鈥15; <French ba茂onnette, after Bayonne in France (where the weapon was first made or used); see -ette
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British Dictionary definitions for bayonet

bayonet
/ (藞be瑟蓹n瑟t) /

noun
a blade that can be attached to the muzzle of a rifle for stabbing in close combat
a type of fastening in which a cylindrical member is inserted into a socket against spring pressure and turned so that pins on its side engage in slots in the socket
verb -nets, -neting, -neted, -nets, -netting or -netted
(tr) to stab or kill with a bayonet

Word Origin for bayonet

C17: from French ba茂onnette, from Bayonne where it originated
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