arquebus

noun
ar·​que·​bus | \ ˈär-kwi-(ˌ)bəs How to pronounce arquebus (audio) , -kə-bəs \

variant of

: a matchlock gun invented in the 15th century which was portable but heavy and was usually fired from a support

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“Arquebus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arquebus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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