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bayonet

1. a blade that can be attached to the muzzle of a rifle for stabbing in close combat.
2. a type of fastening in which a cylindrical member is inserted into a socket against spring pressure and turned so that pins on its side engage in slots in the socket

Bayonet

 

a cold-steel thrusting weapon, affixed to the barrel of a firearm (since the 1800’s, a rifle, carbine, or automatic weapon) for hand-to-hand fighting. The bayonet appeared in the mid-1600’s in France (where it received its name). Originally it was a shortened spear that was driven into the bore of a gun barrel; by the late 1600’s bayonets were made entirely of metal with a sleeve that fitted tightly over the gun barrel, which permitted loading and firing with the bayonet in place. The bayonet was adopted by Russia in the early 1700’s. Various armies have used bayonets with three or four faces as well as blades, both detachable and nondetachable.

After World War II, Soviet troops were equipped with a bayonet-knife having a flat blade with teeth on one side, a hand grip by which the weapon could be attached to a gun, and a sheath; the bayonet-knife could also be used as a saw.

bayonet

[¦bā·ə′net]
(ordnance)
An edged steel blade with a tapered point and a formed handle with an underhand grip, designed to be attached to the muzzle end of a rifle, shotgun, or the like for use in hand-to-hand combat.
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His fierce determination in bayonet training in the sub-zero temperatures of rural Estonia shows he's lost none of the grit which brought him into the army.
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The Consett man's prayer book became a family heirloom - complete with a bayonet hole through its pages.
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The new 12-gauge model is faithful to the original from its brass bead sight, Parkerized finish, oiled Walnut stock, ventilated hand guard to the bayonet lug that can fit a 1917 bayonet.
Felly,draw i Fethesda a ni er mwyn gweld y bayonet yn y cnawd fel petae.
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The Manly Bayonet is stowed in the sheath until required for use, and is attached by pressing the magazine base interface directly over the exposed portion of the head of the bayonet or practice blade.
Tom Walsh served with the Kings Liverpool Regiment from 1914 to 1918 as a Platoon Sergeant who specialised in bayonet training.
A quick-connect bayonet or threaded style interface.
Both issue bayonets featured muzzle rings and pommel slots to engage the bayonet lug mounted on the right side of the top barrel band of the rifle.