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Meaning of BAYONET

Pronunciation:  'beyunit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
  2. [v]  stab or kill someone with a bayonet

BAYONET is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: knife, knife, stab



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bay"o*net\, n. [F. bayonnette, ba["i]onnette; -- so
    called, it is said, because the first bayonets were made at
    1. (Mil.) A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on
       the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier
       increased means of offense and defense.
    Note: Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which
          required to be fitted into the bore of the musket after
          the soldier had fired.
    2. (Mach.) A pin which plays in and out of holes made to
       receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage
       parts of the machinery.
    {Bayonet clutch}. See {Clutch}.
    {Bayonet joint}, a form of coupling similar to that by which
       a bayonet is fixed on the barrel of a musket. --Knight.
  2. \Bay"o*net\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bayoneted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Bayoneting}.]
    1. To stab with a bayonet.
    2. To compel or drive by the bayonet.
             To bayonet us into submission.        --Burke.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: dagger, dirk, dudgeon, impale, knife, lance, pierce, plunge in, poniard, run through, saber, spear, spike, spit, stab, stick, stiletto, sword, transfix, transpierce