arquebuses

arquebus

[ahr-kwuh-buhs]
noun, plural arquebuses.
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arquebus or harquebus (ˈɑːkwɪbəs)
 
n
hackbut, Also called: hagbut a portable long-barrelled gun dating from the 15th century: fired by a wheel-lock or matchlock
 
[C16: via Old French harquebuse from Middle Dutch hakebusse, literally: hook gun, from the shape of the butt, from hake hook + busse box, gun, from Late Latin busis box]
 
harquebus or harquebus
 
n
 
[C16: via Old French harquebuse from Middle Dutch hakebusse, literally: hook gun, from the shape of the butt, from hake hook + busse box, gun, from Late Latin busis box]

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