[ hak-buht ]
/ ˈhæk bʌt /
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Also hag·but [hag-buht] /ˈhæg bʌt/ .
Origin of hackbut
First recorded in 1535–45; earlier hacquebute, from Middle French, variant of ha(r)quebusche, from Middle Dutch hākebusse literally, “hookgun”; see harquebus
OTHER WORDS FROM hackbuthack·but·eer [hak-buh-teer], /ˌhæk bəˈtɪər/, noun
Words nearby hackbut
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Example sentences from the Web for hackbut
But the courageous Laird gave it over without shot of hackbut, and for his reward was caused to march upon foot to London.
British Dictionary definitions for hackbut
/ (ˈhækbʌt) /
another word for arquebus
Derived forms of hackbuthackbuteer, hackbutter, hagbuteer or hagbutter, noun
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