bayonet

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Etymology[edit]

From French baïonnette, named after the French town of Bayonne, where the plug bayonet was invented.

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bayonet (plural bayonets)

  1. (military) A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offence and defence. Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which needed to be fitted into the bore of the musket after the soldier had fired.
  2. (engineering) A pin which plays in and out of holes made to receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage parts of the machinery.

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bayonet (third-person singular simple present bayonets, present participle bayoneting or bayonetting, simple past and past participle bayoneted or bayonetted)

  1. (transitive) To stab with a bayonet.
  2. (transitive) To compel or drive by the bayonet.
    • 1774, Edmund Burke, A Speech on American Taxation
      to bayonet us into a submission

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling bayoneting and bayoneted are preferred in the US, while bayonetting and bayonetted are preferred in the UK.

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch bajonet, from French baïonnette.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [baˈjonɛt]
  • Hyphenation: ba‧yo‧nèt

Noun[edit]

bayonet (plural, first-person possessive bayonetku, second-person possessive bayonetmu, third-person possessive bayonetnya)

  1. bayonet,
    1. (military) a pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offence and defence. Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which needed to be fitted into the bore of the musket after the soldier had fired.
    2. (engineering) a pin which plays in and out of holes made to receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage parts of the machinery.

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