Meaning of BAYONET in English


I. ˈbā-ə-nət, -ˌnet, ˌbā-ə-ˈnet noun

Etymology: French baïonnette, from Bayonne, France

Date: 1689

: a steel blade attached at the muzzle end of a shoulder arm (as a rifle) and used in hand-to-hand combat

II. verb

( -net·ed also -net·ted ; -net·ing also -net·ting )

Date: 1781

transitive verb

1. : to stab with a bayonet

2. : to compel or drive by or as if by the bayonet

intransitive verb

: to use a bayonet

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.