Meaning of BAYONET in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a stabbing blade attachable to the muzzle of a rifle. 2 an electrical or other fitting engaged by being pushed into a socket and twisted. (bayoneted, bayoneting) stab with a bayonet.

[ F baïonnette, perh. f. Bayonne in SW France, where they were first made ]

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