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Definition of Bayonet


  1. A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offense and defense.
  2. A pin which plays in and out of holes made to receive it, and which thus serves to engage or disengage parts of the machinery.
  3. To stab with a bayonet.
  4. To compel or drive by the bayonet.

Bayonet Quotations

Peace comes through dealing with people. Peace doesn't come at the end of a bayonet or the end of a gun.
Chuck Hagel

Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.
Robert Charles Winthrop

The power which money gives is that of brute force; it is the power of the bludgeon and the bayonet.
William Cobbett

The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier.
Thomas Francis Meagher

I don't believe in democracy by bayonet.
Alexander Lebedev
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Bayonet Translations

bayonet in Danish is bajonet
bayonet in Dutch is bajonet
bayonet in German is Seitengewehr
bayonet in Italian is baionetta
bayonet in Portuguese is baioneta
bayonet in Spanish is bayoneta
bayonet in Swedish is bajonett
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