harquebus

noun
har·que·bus | \ˈhär-kwi-(ˌ)bəs, -kə-bəs\
variants: or \ˈär-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

Other Words from harquebus

harquebusier \ˌhär-kwi-(ˌ)bə-ˈsir, -kə-bə- \ noun

First Known Use of harquebus

1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harquebus

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

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