Definition of Harquebus

1. Noun. An obsolete firearm with a long barrel.

Exact synonyms: Arquebus, Hackbut, Hagbut
Generic synonyms: Muzzle Loader



Definition of Harquebus

1. n. A firearm with match holder, trigger, and tumbler, made in the second half of the 15th century. The barrel was about forty inches long. A form of the harquebus was subsequently called arquebus with matchlock.

Definition of Harquebus

1. Noun. an obsolete matchlock firearm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Harquebus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harquebus

harpsichon
harpsichons
harpsichord
harpsichordist
harpsichordists
harpsichordlike
harpsichords
harpulla
harpullia
harpy
harpy bat
harpy eagle
harpy eagles
harpyish
harpylike
harquebus (current term)
harquebuse
harquebuses
harquebusier
harquebusiers
harquebusses
harquebuze
harquebuzes
harr
harrage
harraged
harrages
harraging
harras
harrases

Literary usage of Harquebus

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The musket and harquebus when first employed by the French armies were contemptuously spoken of by contemporary writers, by whom they were considered ..."

2. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1909)
"The harquebus is a heavier piece than the ... The larger varieties of the harquebus family, such as the harquebus a croc and the doppelhaken (English ..."

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