arquebus

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Etymology[edit]

From 15th-century Dutch haakbus, from haak (hook) + bus (box, tube).

Noun[edit]

arquebus (plural arquebuses)

  1. (historical) An obsolete matchlock firearm.

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Verb[edit]

arquebus (third-person singular simple present arquebuses, present participle arquebusing, simple past and past participle arquebused)

  1. (transitive, rare) To shoot with an arquebus.