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harquebuse


harquebuse


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  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.