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hagbut


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hagbut  \Hag"but\,  n.  [OF.  haquebute,  prob.  a  corruption  of  D. 
  haakbus  haak  hook  +  bus  gun  barrel.  See  {Hook},  and  2d 
  {Box},  and  cf  {Arquebus}.] 
  A  harquebus,  of  which  the  but  was  bent  down  or  hooked  for 
  convenience  in  taking  aim  [Written  also  {haguebut}  and 
  {hackbuss}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hagbut 
  n  :  an  obsolete  long-barrelled  firearm  [syn:  {arquebus},  {harquebus}, 
  {hackbut}] 




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