sackbut

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Sackbutts

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Etymology[edit]

Middle French sacquer (to push) + bouter (to pull)

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sackbut (plural sackbuts)

  1. (music) A brass instrument from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras, and an ancestor of the modern trombone. It was derived from the medieval slide trumpet.

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