(redirected from Harkabus)
Also found in: Thesaurus.


 (är′kə-bəs, -kwə-)
Variant of harquebus.


(ˈɑːkwɪbəs) or


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a portable long-barrelled gun dating from the 15th century: fired by a wheel-lock or matchlock. Also called: hackbut or hagbut
[C16: via Old French harquebuse from Middle Dutch hakebusse, literally: hook gun, from the shape of the butt, from hake hook + busse box, gun, from Late Latin busis box]


(ˈhɑr kwə bəs)

n., pl. -bus•es.
small-caliber long gun operated by a matchlock or wheel-lock mechanism, dating from about 1400.
[1525–35; < Middle French harquebusche (with intrusive -r-) < Middle Dutch hākebusse=hāke hook + busse gun (literally, box) < Late Latin buxis, for Latin buxus box1]
har`que•bus•ier′ (-kwə bəˈsɪər) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arquebus - an obsolete firearm with a long barrelarquebus - an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
muzzle loader - an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle
References in periodicals archive ?
based Applied Client Network, the international users group of Applied Systems software, announced that Alan Harkabus, manager of personal lines and claims at Hanover, N.
Low school connectedness was related to internalizing and externalizing problems, including emotional distress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, alcohol use, violence, and conduct problems (Henry, Stanley, Edwards, Harkabus, & Chapin, 2009; Loukas et al.
Abbott-Interfast Corp v Harkabus, 250 Ill App 3d 13, 17-18, 619 NE2d 1337, 1341 (2d D 1993).