Meaning of BAYONET in English


/bay"euh nit, -net', bay'euh net"/ , n. , v. , bayoneted or bayonetted, bayoneting or bayonetting .


1. a daggerlike steel weapon that is attached to or at the muzzle of a gun and used for stabbing or slashing in hand-to-hand combat.

2. a pin projecting from the side of an object, as the base of a flashbulb or camera lens, for securing the object in a bayonet socket.


3. to kill or wound with a bayonet.

[ 1605-15; baïonnette, after BAYONNE in France (where the weapon was first made or used); see -ETTE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .