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harquebus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arquebus  \Ar"que*bus\,  Arquebuse  \Ar"que*buse\  (?;  277),  n.  [F. 
  arquebuse,  OF  harquebuse,  fr  D.  haak-bus;  cf  G. 
  hakenb["u]chse  a  gun  with  a  hook.  See  {Hagbut}.] 
  A  sort  of  hand  gun  or  firearm  a  contrivance  answering  to  a 
  trigger,  by  which  the  burning  match  was  applied.  The  musket 
  was  a  later  invention.  [Written  also  {harquebus}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harquebus  \Har"que*bus\,  Harquebuse  \Har"que*buse\,  n.  [See 
  {Arquebus}.] 
  A  firearm  with  match  holder,  trigger,  and  tumbler,  made  in 
  the  second  half  of  the  15th  century.  the  barrel  was  about 
  forty  inches  long.  A  form  of  the  harquebus  was  subsequently 
  called  arquebus  with  matchlock. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harquebus 
  n  :  an  obsolete  long-barrelled  firearm  [syn:  {arquebus},  {hackbut}, 
  {hagbut}] 




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