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bayonet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
bayonetbay‧o‧net1 /ˈbeɪənət, -net/ noun [countable]  PMWa long knife that is fixed to the end of a rifle (=long gun)
Examples from the Corpus
bayonetYour boyfriend Broadway joe has a bayonet.There was a case where a householder escaped a claim for civil damages after he had stabbed an intruder with a bayonet!Then he threw his bayonet at me.Hearing noises downstairs, he got out of bed, picked up his bayonet and went to investigate.They raised and lowered their muskets, fixed 18-inch-long bayonets to their weapons and demonstrated various marching maneuvers.Witnesses told of beatings with rifle butts and sticks and the use of bayonets and guns, he said.Gregg immortalized himself by replying that his ammunition was exhausted but that he thought he could hold with the bayonet.
Related topics: Weapons
bayonetbayonet2 verb [transitive]  PMWto push the point of a bayonet into someone
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Examples from the Corpus
bayonetThey bayoneted 25 pregnant women in the abdomen and beheaded 52 children.Sons would be bayoneted and hung from poles, the women shot.The troopers then fanned out to disarm the blacks; two blacks were shot and two bayoneted in the process.I expected to be shot or bayoneted soon.He was bayoneted to death by a soldier in front of two priests who had tried to protect him.
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Verb table
bayonet
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybayonet
he, she, itbayonets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybayonetted (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bayonetted
he, she, ithas bayonetted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bayonetted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bayonet
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bayonetted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bayonetting
he, she, itis bayonetting
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you, we, theyare bayonetting
Past
I, he, she, itwas bayonetting
you, we, theywere bayonetting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bayonetting
he, she, ithas been bayonetting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bayonetting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bayonetting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bayonetting
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