bayonet

[ bey-uh-nit, -net, bey-uh-net ]SEE DEFINITION OF bayonet

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One dragoon advanced and was struck off his horse by the bayonet.

Without wasting time in firing, they advanced with the bayonet.

She thought that she had to avenge her husband, and had fixed the bayonet to her rifle.

The fellow was a broad-chested, short-necked German, armed with rifle and bayonet.

I killed a French sergeant myself with my bayonet in this action.

In storm, with bayonet and rifle butt, they came on and broke into the trenches.

I'll give you a hundred cartridges in exchange for your bayonet if you like.

She holds India by fear, at the point of the bayonet—all for greed.

The primer, not the bayonet, should be relied upon to uphold the liberty of a nation.

In the bayonet fighting that followed some Germans were killed.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, originally a type of dagger; as a steel stabbing weapon fitted to the muzzle of a firearm, from 1670s, from French baionnette (16c.), said to be from Bayonne, city in Gascony where supposedly they first were made; or perhaps it is a diminutive of Old French bayon "crossbow bolt." The city name is from Late Latin baia "bay" + Basque on "good." As a verb from c.1700.

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