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harquebus

[hahr-kwuh-buh s] /ˈhɑr kwə bəs/
noun, plural harquebuses.
1.
any of several small-caliber long guns operated by a matchlock or wheel-lock mechanism, dating from about 1400.
Also, harquebuse, harquebuss, arquebus.
Also called hackbut, hagbut.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Middle French harquebusche (with intrusive -r-) < Middle Dutch hākebusse, equivalent to hāke hook + busse gun (literally, box) < Late Latin buxis for Latin buxus box1
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harquebus

/ˈhɑːkwɪbəs/
noun (pl) -buses
1.
a variant of arquebus
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