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A medieval instrument resembling the trombone.

[French saquebute, from Old French saqueboute : Old North French saquier, to pull; see saccade + Old French bouter, to push (of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots).]


(Instruments) a medieval form of trombone. Also called: sacbut or sagbut
[C16: from French saqueboute, from Old French saquer to pull + bouter to push; see butt3: used in the Bible (Daniel 3) as a mistranslation of Aramaic sabb'ka stringed instrument]



a medieval form of the trombone.
[1495–1505; < Middle French saquebute, earlier saqueboute, saquebot(t)e orig., a kind of hooked lance, appar. with saque (it) pulls (see saccade)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sackbut - a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombonesackbut - a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone
trombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide


[ˈsækbʌt] N (Mus) → sacabuche m


n (Hist) → Posaune f
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