Meaning of bayonet


Pronunciation: (bā'u-nit, -net", bā"u-net'), [key]
— n., v., -net•ed -net•ted, -net•ing -net•ting.
  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.
  1. to kill or wound with a bayonet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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