harquebus

noun
har·​que·​bus | \ ˈhär-kwi-(ˌ)bəs How to pronounce harquebus (audio) , -kə-bəs \
variants: or \ ˈär-​kwi-​(ˌ)bəs How to pronounce harquebus (audio) , -​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 How to pronounce harquebus (audio) , -​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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“Harquebus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harquebus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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