Meaning of BAYONET in English


n. & v.


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.

Etymology: F ba{iuml}onnette, perh. f. Bayonne in SW France, where they were first made

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.