harquebus

[ hahr-kwuh-buh s ]
/ ˈhɑr kwə bəs /
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noun, plural har·que·bus·es.

any of several small-caliber long guns operated by a matchlock or wheel-lock mechanism, dating from about 1400.
Also har·que·buse, har·que·buss, arquebus.

Origin of harquebus

1525–35; < Middle French harquebusche (with intrusive -r-) < Middle Dutch hākebusse, equivalent to hāke hook + busse gun (literally, box) < Late Latin buxis for Latin buxus box1
Also called hackbut, hagbut.
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harquebus

/ (ˈhɑːkwɪbəs) /

noun plural -buses

a variant of arquebus

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