sword bayonet

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. swoon,
  2. swoop,
  3. swoosh,
  4. swop,
  5. sword,
  6. sword bean,
  7. sword belt,
  8. sword cane,
  9. sword dance,
  10. sword fern

Origin of sword bayonet

First recorded in 1835–45

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Examples from the Web for sword bayonet

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

    Ladysmith|H. W. Nevinson
  • There were two toy guns, with a tin revolver, a sword-bayonet, and a sabre.

    A Lady of Rome|F. Marion Crawford


British Dictionary definitions for sword bayonet

sword bayonet

noun

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