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 (här′kə-bəs, -kwə-) also ar·que·bus (är′-)
A heavy portable matchlock gun invented during the 1400s. Also called hackbut.

[Obsolete French harquebuse, from Old French, alteration of Middle Dutch hakebus : hake, hook; see keg- in Indo-European roots + busse, gun (from Late Latin buxis, box; see box1).]
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(ˈhɑːkwɪbəs) ,




n, pl -buses or -busses
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) variant forms of arquebus
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harquebus - an obsolete firearm with a long barrelharquebus - an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
muzzle loader - an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle
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[ˈhɑːkwɪbəs] N (Hist) → arcabuz m
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