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sword bayonet

a short sword that may be attached to the muzzle of a gun and used as a bayonet.
Origin of sword bayonet
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Each company had simply to fight its way through with the sword-bayonet.

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • A portion scalded the valet's finely shaped leg, yet he dared not complain, being in mortal fear of the sword-bayonet.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
  • There were two toy guns, with a tin revolver, a sword-bayonet, and a sabre.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • The great anxiety of the Republican man-at-arms in Spain is to turn his sword-bayonet into a sickle, and his rifle into a mattock.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
British Dictionary definitions for sword-bayonet

sword bayonet

a bayonet with a swordlike blade and hilt, capable of use as a sword
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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