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bayonet socket

noun
1.
a cylindrical socket having one or more L -shaped slots, the longer side parallel and the shorter side perpendicular to the axis of the socket, along which a knoblike projection on the object slides in such a way that a twist of the object when fully inserted locks it into place.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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