noun, plural ar·que·bus·es.
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Examples from the Web for arquebus
Historical Examples of arquebus
Yet look as I might, everywhere did I see a breast-piece, morion, pike or arquebus.
His voice was like the yelp of an arquebus in the beginning of a battle.
Seizing an arquebus, he instantly closed his eyes and fired.
"An early Dutch arquebus, which you see in the corner," was the reply.
Caliver,” therefore, is practically synonymous with “arquebus.
British Dictionary definitions for arquebus
a portable long-barrelled gun dating from the 15th century: fired by a wheel-lock or matchlockAlso called: hackbut, hagbut
Word Origin for arquebus
C16: via Old French harquebuse from Middle Dutch hakebusse, literally: hook gun, from the shape of the butt, from hake hook + busse box, gun, from Late Latin busis box
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