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sackbut

[ sak-buht ]
/ ˈsækˌbʌt /
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noun
a medieval form of the trombone.
Bible. an ancient stringed musical instrument. Daniel 3.
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Origin of sackbut

First recorded in 1530–40; Early Modern English sagbut, sagbot, sagbout, from Middle French saquebute, from Old North French saqueboute, saquebot(t)e originally, a kind of hooked lance, equivalent to saquier “to pull” + (possibly) bouter “to push”; see origin at saccade, butt3
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British Dictionary definitions for sackbut

sackbut
/ (ˈsækˌbʌt) /

noun
a medieval form of trombone

Word Origin for sackbut

C16: from French saqueboute, from Old French saquer to pull + bouter to push; see butt ³: used in the Bible (Daniel 3) as a mistranslation of Aramaic sabb'ka stringed instrument
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