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  • (Weapon) Category:Weapon 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 required to be fitted into the bore of the musket after the soldier had fired.
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         *1786: Fig. 3. Its bayonet, to be fixed by sticking the handle into the muzzle of the musquet. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page xvi.
  • (Machinery) 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.
  • To stab with a bayonet.
  • To compel or drive by the bayonet.
         To bayonet us into submission. Burke.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Bay"o*net (&?;), n. [F. bayonnette, baïonnette; -- 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.

&fist; 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.

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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