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Definition of the noun arquebus
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noun - plural: arquebuses
- an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
The arquebus, or "hook tube", is an early muzzle-loaded firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries. It can be distinguished from its predecessor, the hand cannon, by the presence of a matchlock firing action. Like its successor the musket, it is a smoothbore firearm, but was initially lighter and easier to carry.
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Age Past: The Incian Sphere (2013)
Main Rulebook V1 by Jeff Mechlinski
DUR: 1 cost: 250 gold An arquebus is a powerful two-handed black powder weapon. It takes 3 actions to reload the weapon. It requires a charge of black- powder to ...
—Arquebus is the German haken-buchse , ...
The Canadian Journal (1865)
— Arquebus is the German haken- buchse, ...
Also a Descriptive Notice of Modern Weapons by Charles Boutell
The true miniature arquebus is the pistol, which has been supposed to have derived its name from the circumstance that its calibre corresponded with the diameter of the coin — the pistole. Apparently1 it was common in Germany in about ...
by Princeton Review, Grace Roegner Freedman
B The arquebus is a type of firearm that preceded the musket and rifle. It was used extensively in Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Although it was introduced into Japan in the sixteenth century, its use was banned ...
by Grace Roegner Freedman
B The arquebus is a type of firearm that preceded the musket and rifle. lt was used extensively in Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Although it was introduced into japan in the sixteenth century, its use was banned ...
The Southern Review (1831)
“'An arquebus is an admirable contrivance,” continued Charles, ...
by Ian McNeil
The matchlock handgun was called an arquebus, andit was the Spanish arqebusierswho firstproved its advantages during a series of campaigns inthe first quarter ofthe fifteenthcentury, culminating inthe Battle of Pavia against the French ...
An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History by James Ciment
®arquebus ̄. was also applied to a wide variety of firearms, although, at a later date, the term became associated with a wheel...
In very general terms, an arquebus would be lighter than a musket and could be fired without a rest or support. A ...
Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers by John Jamieson
arquebus a croc; Gl. Compl. But the term is more nearly ...
by Michael Andre-Driussi
arquebus “the Ascian arquebuses on its roof sent gouts of violet energy crashing among them” (iv, chap. , ). An Ascian en- ergy rifle of stellar-level technology, it would seem to be as large and difficult ...
by Peter Connolly, John Gillingham, John Lazenby
arquebus (medieval High German hakebusse 'hookgun') portable gun, originally for field use. It was sometimes ...
A Dictionary of Military Knowledge by Edward Samuel Farrow
ARQUEBUS.— The first form of hand-gun which could fairly be compared with the modern musket. Those of earlier date were ...
by Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.
In part because the ignited powder left hot remains that could in turn ignite powder that was immediately reloaded, the rate of fire of a well-handled arquebus was from one to two shots per minute, compared with four for a crossbow and ten for ...
by DK Publishing
GERMAN ARQUEBUS (c.1500) The first matchlock muskets were fired by holding a slow-burning match above a pan of gunpowder primer to ignite it and propel the bullet out of the barrel. Later rifles contained a percussion cap that burst into ...
World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes] (2010)
Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States by Kym S. Rice, Martha B. Katz-Hyman
The arquebus, as this firearm was called, ...
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- Big Arquebus
Hard to tell from the photo, but the bore is probably over an inch in diameter.
Photo credit: ryochiji
- Wheellock Arquebus (rifle)
Musee de l'armee Paris
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- Miniature silver arquebus.
Length 110 mm. Materials : rhodium-plated 950-silver, blue sapphires.
By Mauro Cateb, Brazilian jeweler and silversmith.
Photo Del Carmen.
Photo credit: Mauro Cateb
- Double arquebus
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- How an arquebus is made
The Japanese made some of the best matchlock arquebuses, partially because they took the time to refine the manufacturing process to a craft. In Europe, in contrast, arquebuses were quickly rendered obsolete in favor of flitlock muskets.
Photo credit: ryochiji
- AIming the arquebus
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- Sir John & the arquebus
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Scrabble value of A1R1Q10U1E1B3U1S1
The value of this 8-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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