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sack·but

 (săk′bŭt′)
n.
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).]
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sackbut

(ˈsækˌbʌt)
n
(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]
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sack•but

(ˈsækˌbʌt)

n.
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)]
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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
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Translations

sackbut

[ˈsækbʌt] N (Mus) → sacabuche m
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sackbut

n (Hist) → Posaune f
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References in periodicals archive ?
The band will play a variety of period instruments, including the sackbutt, viola da gamba, krummhorn, lute and tabor.
Christopher goes on to describe the rehearsal process involving so many musicians, not only choristers, but also His Majestie's Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.
For trombe as a term designating the trombone or sackbutt, at least in northern countries, see Keith Polk, "Instrumental Music in the Urban Centres of Renaissance Germany" Early Modern History 7 (1987): 171.