One of my men whom I knew for a womanish fellow, asked if he should put his bayonet through him.
This prompts Sarah Lynn to stab herself with a Confederate bayonet letter-opener, causing a geyser of blood.
Many people lost everything they owned as they were driven, in some cases at bayonet point, from their homes.
At a feature called Hill 180, under grenade and rifle fire, he led two platoons in a bayonet charge up the hill.
A man, dressed in rags, stalks across the field, impaling the bodies with a bayonet.
So thick is the skin, that a bayonet is almost the only weapon which can pierce it.
Without wasting time in firing, they advanced with the bayonet.
One only was alive; the rest had fallen either from bullet or bayonet wounds.
I killed a French sergeant myself with my bayonet in this action.
It is also used to express the rush of a wild beast on his prey, or the charge of a body of troops, especially with the bayonet.
1610s, originally a type of dagger; as a steel stabbing weapon fitted to the muzzle of a firearm, from 1670s, from French baionnette (16c.), said to be from Bayonne, city in Gascony where supposedly they first were made; or perhaps it is a diminutive of Old French bayon "crossbow bolt." The city name is from Late Latin baia "bay" + Basque on "good." As a verb from c.1700.