harquebus

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har·que·bus

noun \ˈhär-kwi-(ˌ)bəs, -kə-bəs\

Definition of HARQUEBUS

:  a matchlock gun invented in the 15th century which was portable but heavy and was usually fired from a support
har·que·bus·ier \ˌhär-kwi-(ˌ)bə-ˈsir, -kə-bə-\ noun

Variants of HARQUEBUS

har·que·bus or ar·que·bus \ˈär-\

Origin of HARQUEBUS

Middle French harquebuse, arquebuse, modification of Middle Dutch hakebusse, from hake hook + busse tube, box, gun, from Late Latin buxis box
First Known Use: 1532

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