noun, plural ar·que·bus·es.
Examples from the Web for arquebus
He was half hidden by yonder tree, but I saw the barrel of his arquebus.For The Admiral|W.J. Marx
A dreadful weapon that simple tool must have been in the old days before the advent of the arquebus.Hodge and His Masters|Richard Jefferies
Crossbow bolts and arquebus bullets flew at the Spaniards, while the little cannon shot forth their missiles.Roger the Bold|F. S. Brereton
Charles IX raised his arquebus, looked into the distance, and started to laugh—pleased as a hunter who has brought down his game.
The arquebus marks then the transition from the mechanically thrown missile to the bullet.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq