arquebus

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ar·que·bus

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

arquebus

(ˈɑːkwɪbəs) or

harquebus

n
(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]

har•que•bus

(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.
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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
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Outside the churches, the harquebusiers shot at the sculptures and
In fact, the great advantage of the brigantines came from the same source, as each mounted a cannon and carried harquebusiers and crossbowmen.
Harquebusiers were normally mounted on smaller horses and garbed in helmet; gorget; breast and backplates; and buff coats and armed with flintlock or wheellock harquebuses/carbines, pistols and swords.