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hackbut

[ hak-buht ]

noun



hackbut

/ ˈhækbʌt /

noun

  1. another word for arquebus


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Derived Forms

  • ˌhackbutˈeer, noun

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Other Words From

  • hack·but·eer [hak-b, uh, -, teer], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hackbut1

First recorded in 1535–45; earlier hacquebute, from Middle French, variant of ha(r)quebusche, from Middle Dutch hākebusse literally, “hookgun”; harquebus

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Example Sentences

Anthony Hackbut, of Boyne's Bank, had been giving himself up latterly to this fatal comparison.

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

A kitchen jack leaned against a pyx, a republican sabre on a mediaeval hackbut.

Better known is the band of 2000 hackbut-men which the Earl of Lincoln brought to Stoke in 1487.

She belongs to old Hackbut of the Bank—the old porter, you know.

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