hackbut

[ hak-buht ]
/ ˈhæk bʌt /

noun

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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 hackbut

hack·but·eer [hak-buh-teer], /ˌhæk bəˈtɪər/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hackbut

hackbut

hagbut

/ (ˈhækbʌt) /

noun

another word for arquebus

Derived forms of hackbut

hackbuteer, hackbutter, hagbuteer or hagbutter, noun
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