harquebus

[ hahr-kwuh-buhs ]

noun,plural har·que·bus·es.
  • Also har·que·buse, har·que·buss .

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How to use harquebus in a sentence

  • At the Admiral's command the harquebus and crossbow men laid their weapons down, though watchful eye was kept.

    1492 | Mary Johnston
  • Improvements in the harquebus and musket, as it got to be called later on, continued to be developed from time to time.

    Broad-Sword and Single-Stick | R. G. Allanson-Winn
  • The harquebus-a-croc, a weapon almost exactly similar, threw small cross-bar shot "to cut Sails and Rigging."

    On the Spanish Main | John Masefield
  • Here's a fine blade, now, and a musket—give me a harquebus; I could shoot once, but my arm is all of a wamble now.

  • Well, a lot of Terrans in the Year Zero had never seen a suit of armor, or an harquebus, or even a tinder box or a spinning wheel.

    Naudsonce | H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for harquebus

harquebus

/ (ˈhɑːkwɪbəs) /


nounplural -buses
  1. a variant of arquebus

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