bayonet

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈbeɪə(ʊ)nɨt/ or /ˈbeɪə(ʊ)nɛt/ or /ˈbeɪə(ʊ)ˈnɛt/
  • (US) enPR: bā'ə-nĕtʹ or bāʹə-nĭt or bāʹə-nĕt', IPA: /ˌbeɪəˈnɛt/ or /ˈbeɪənɪ̈t/ or /ˈbeɪəˌnɛt/

Noun[change]

Singular
bayonet

Plural
bayonets

An assault rifle as they are used by the Swiss army, with a bayonet
  1. (military) A bayonet is a blade that can be installed to the muzzle of a rifle and used to stab an opponent in close-combat fighting.

Verb[change]

Plain form
bayonet

Third-person singular
bayonets

Past tense
bayonetted

Past participle
bayonetted

Present participle
bayonetting

Plain form
bayonet

Third-person singular
bayonets

Past tense
bayoneted

Past participle
bayoneted

Present participle
bayoneting

  1. (transitive) If you bayonet someone, you stab with a bayonet.