sackbut

noun

sack·​but ˈsak-(ˌ)bət How to pronounce sackbut (audio)
: the medieval and Renaissance trombone

Word History

Etymology

Middle French saqueboute hooked lance, sackbut, from saquer to pull + boter to push — more at butt entry 3

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sackbut was in 1533

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“Sackbut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sackbut. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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