bayonet


bayonet
bayonet [bā΄ə net′; ] also [ bā′ə nət]
n.
[Fr bayonnette, after Bayonne, France (see BAYONNE), where first made]
1. a detachable, daggerlike blade put on the muzzle end of a rifle, for hand-to-hand fighting
2. a part like a bayonet in shape, manner of attachment, etc.
vt., vi.
bayoneted or bayonetted, bayoneting or bayonetting
to stab, prod, or kill with a bayonet

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