Pronunciation: (bā'u-nit, -net", bā"u-net'), [key]
—n., v., -net•ed or -net•ted, -net•ing or -net•ting.
1. a daggerlike steel weapon that is attached to or at the muzzle of a gun and used for stabbing or slashing in hand-to-hand combat.
2. a pin projecting from the side of an object, as the base of a flashbulb or camera lens, for securing the object in a bayonet socket.
to kill or wound with a bayonet.
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