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bay·o·net

(bā-ŏ-net'),
An instrument having a blade or nib that is offset and parallel to the shaft.
[Fr. bayonette, fr. Bayonne, France, where first made]

bay·o·net

(bā-ŏ-net')
An instrument having a blade or nib that is offset and parallel to the shaft.
[Fr. bayonette, fr. Bayonne, France, where first made]

bayonet (bā´ənet),

n a binangled instrument, the nib or blade of which is generally parallel to the shaft; resembles a bayonet. See also angle former, bayonet and condenser, bayonet.
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Plesser carried a rifle with bayonet fixed, that he had snatched from the side of Dietz's corpse.
And he lunged his bayonet through von Schoenvorts' chest.
One man, whom John Harned had thrust through the belly with the bayonet, clutched at himself with both his hands and screamed.
After an inquiry by The Associated Press, the department conducted an internal probe and concluded the acquisition of bayonets by a police sergeant was inappropriate.
The steel or iron gripped bayonets are easily differentiated from the other two patterns by the blued or black painted finish of the grips.
Occasionally, troops would find British soldiers strung from trees speared by bayonets or tied up with barbed wire.
Fifty-five years later, his Japanese captors still march behind Sheldon Empol, prodding him along the road from Bataan with their bayonets.
The infantry rifle was issued with modern knife-style bayonets at a time when many countries were still issuing unwieldy excessively long sword bayonets.
A SOLDIER dies on the bayonets of North Koreans on stamps celebrating the killing of Americans.
Ten years after Aristide was reinstalled at the point of American bayonets, Haitians are once again in revolt against his rule.
The two bayonets are in fact interchangeable and will each mount on both of these particular variants.
His dauntless leadership and personal courage so inspired his men that they stormed into the hostile position and used their bayonets with such lethal effect that the enemy fled in wild disorder.