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Definition: Bayonet clutch
, n. [F. bayonnette, ba["i]onnette; -- so
called, it is said, because the first bayonets were made at
1. (Mil.) 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.
Note: Originally, the bayonet was made with a handle, which
required to be fitted into the bore of the musket after
the soldier had fired.
2. (Mach.) 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.
. See Clutch
, a form of coupling similar to that by which
a bayonet is fixed on the barrel of a musket. --Knight.
, (photography) a coupling mechanism for
attaching removable lenses to the body of a camera, using
a bayonet socket
, a coupling mechanism for attaching matching
cylindrical parts to each other, where each of which has
an arced L-shaped slot with the longer side perpendicular
to the axis of the cylinder, such that the slots slide
inside each other. There is also usually a knoblike
projection on the mount so that when the two parts to be
connected are fully inserted in proper alignment, they are
locked in place. It is designed for rapid coupling and
decoupling, requiring the turning of one part through only
a small arc, in place of a screw-type arrangement, which
requires several full turns.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
(kl[u^]ch; 224), n. [OE. cloche, cloke, claw,
Scot. clook, cleuck, also OE. cleche claw, clechen, cleken,
to seize; cf. AS. gel[ae]ccan (where ge- is a prefix) to
seize. Cf. Latch
1. A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or
claws; seizure; grasp. “The clutch of poverty.”
An expiring clutch at popularity. --Carlyle.
But Age, with his stealing steps,
Hath clawed me in his clutch. --Shak.
2. pl. The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping
firmly; -- often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or
cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
I must have . . . little care of myself, if I ever
more come near the clutches of such a giant. --Bp.
3. (Mach.) A device which is used for coupling shafting,
etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be
disengaged at pleasure.
4. Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a
chain or tackle.
5. (Zo["o]l.) The nest complement of eggs of a bird.
(Mach.), a clutch in which connection is
made by means of bayonets attached to arms sliding on a
feathered shaft. The bayonets slide through holes in a
crosshead fastened on the shaft.