A sword-like tool used for cutting large plants with a chopping motion, or as a weapon. The blade is usually 50 to 65 centimeters long, and up to three millimeters thick.
(military) 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 offence and defence. Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which needed to be fitted into the bore of the musket after the soldier had fired.
To cut or chop with a machete.
‘After some hours of intense work, we had macheted a path through the jungle to the bank of the river.’;
(engineering) 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.
To hack or chop crudely with a blade other than a machete.
‘You can't just machete about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly.’;
(transitive) To stab with a bayonet.
A large heavy knife resembling a broadsword, often two or three feet in length, - used by the inhabitants of Spanish America as a hatchet to cut their way through thickets, and for various other purposes.
(transitive) To compel or drive by the bayonet.
a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
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.
A machete (; Spanish pronunciation: [maˈtʃete]) is a broad blade used either as an agricultural implement similar to an axe, or in combat like a long-bladed knife. The blade is typically 30 to 45 centimetres (12 to 18 in) long and usually under 3 millimetres (0.12 in) thick.
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.
To stab with a bayonet.
To compel or drive by the bayonet.
‘To bayonet us into submission.’;
a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
stab or kill someone with a bayonet
A bayonet (from French baïonnette) is a knife, dagger, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit on the end of the muzzle of a rifle, musket or similar firearm, allowing it to be used as a spear-like weapon. From the 17th century to World War I, it was considered a primary weapon for infantry attacks.