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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bayonet  \Bay"o*net\,  n.  [F.  bayonnette  ba["i]onnette;  --  so 
  called  it  is  said  because  the  first  bayonets  were  made  at 
  Bayonne.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  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  offense  and  defense. 
 
  Note:  Originally,  the  bayonet  was  made  with  a  handle,  which 
  required  to  be  fitted  into  the  bore  of  the  musket  after 
  the  soldier  had  fired. 
 
  2.  (Mach.)  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. 
 
  {Bayonet  clutch}.  See  {Clutch}. 
 
  {Bayonet  joint},  a  form  of  coupling  similar  to  that  by  which 
  a  bayonet  is  fixed  on  the  barrel  of  a  musket.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bayonet  \Bay"o*net\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bayoneted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bayoneting}.] 
  1.  To  stab  with  a  bayonet. 
 
  2.  To  compel  or  drive  by  the  bayonet. 
 
  To  bayonet  us  into  submission.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bayonet 
  n  :  a  knife  that  can  be  fixed  to  the  end  of  a  rifle  and  used  as 
  a  weapon 
  v  :  stab  or  kill  someone  with  a  bayonet 




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