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[French haquebute, from Old French hacquebute, alteration (influenced by buter, to aim at) of Middle Dutch hakebus; see harquebus.]

hack′but·eer′ (-bə-tîr′), hack′but′ter n.
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(ˈhækbʌt) or


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another word for arquebus
ˌhackbutˈeer, ˈhackbutter, ˌhagbutˈeer, ˈhagbutter n
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Noun1.hackbut - an obsolete firearm with a long barrelhackbut - an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
muzzle loader - an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle
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References in classic literature ?
They merely wore a gayer air than was their wont, and some weapon could be seen glittering between the legs of each of them,--a sickle, an axe, a big two-edged sword or the hook of an old hackbut.
The vicar of the Uniate metropolitan of Kyiv had to flee from Vydubychi monastery when a Cossack entered and began firing at him from a hackbut (p.