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  1. harquebus.

Origin of hackbut

1535–45; earlier hacquebute < Middle French, variant of ha(r)quebusche < Middle Dutch hākebusse literally, hookgun; see harquebus
Related formshack·but·eer [hak-buh-teer] /ˌhæk bəˈtɪər/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But the courageous Laird gave it over without shot of hackbut, and for his reward was caused to march upon foot to London.

    The History of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland

    John Knox

British Dictionary definitions for hackbut



  1. another word for arquebus
Derived Formshackbuteer, hackbutter, hagbuteer or hagbutter, noun
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