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sword bayonet

noun
1.
a short sword that may be attached to the muzzle of a gun and used as a bayonet.
Origin of sword bayonet
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • However, I led the way, holding my candle high, and keeping the sword bayonet very handy.

    Carnacki, The Ghost Finder William Hope Hodgson
  • But the latest development is the sword bayonet, of which this is an example.

    Ashton-Kirk, Investigator John T. McIntyre
  • The shed was soon found, and the soldier forced the door open with his sword bayonet.

  • He moved ponderously over to Roberts, drew from its scabbard the sword bayonet the other had at his hip.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Men rushed into the firing line at Przasnysz with a sword bayonet in one hand and two bombs in the other.

  • One of our soldiers saw the situation, and ran and drove his sword bayonet through this second assailant.

    General Gordon J. Wardle
  • I had the sword bayonet I have told you about; and when the landlord got back, we sat talking in my study until nearly midnight.

    Carnacki, The Ghost Finder William Hope Hodgson
British Dictionary definitions for sword bayonet

sword bayonet

noun
1.
a bayonet with a swordlike blade and hilt, capable of use as a sword
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