Origin of hackbut
1535–45; earlier hacquebute < Middle French, variant of ha(r)quebusche < Middle Dutch hākebusse literally, hookgun; see harquebus
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Examples 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.
- another word for arquebus
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