hackbut

[hak-buht]

Origin of hackbut

1535–45; earlier hacquebute < Middle French, variant of ha(r)quebusche < Middle Dutch hākebusse literally, hookgun; see harquebus
Related formshack·but·eer [hak-buh-teer] /ˌhæk bəˈtɪər/, noun
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hackbut

hagbut

noun
  1. another word for arquebus
Derived Formshackbuteer, hackbutter, hagbuteer or hagbutter, noun
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