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Machete vs. Bayonet

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Machetenoun

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.

Bayonetnoun

(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.

Macheteverb

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.’;

Bayonetnoun

(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.

Macheteverb

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.’;

Bayonetverb

(transitive) To stab with a bayonet.

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Machetenoun

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.

Bayonetverb

(transitive) To compel or drive by the bayonet.

Machetenoun

a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation

Bayonetnoun

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.

Machete

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.

Bayonetnoun

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.

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Bayonetverb

To stab with a bayonet.

Bayonetverb

To compel or drive by the bayonet.

‘To bayonet us into submission.’;

Bayonetnoun

a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon

Bayonetverb

stab or kill someone with a bayonet

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.

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