sackbut

noun
sack·​but | \ ˈsak-(ˌ)bət How to pronounce sackbut (audio) \

Definition of sackbut

: the medieval and Renaissance trombone

First Known Use of sackbut

1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sackbut

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

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“Sackbut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sackbut. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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