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Definition of the noun arquebus

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noun - plural: arquebuses

  1. an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

Explanation

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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Google previewAge 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 ...

Google previewThe Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art (1865)

Arquebus is the German haken-buchse , ...

Google previewThe Canadian Journal (1865)

Arquebus is the German haken- buchse, ...

Google previewArms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (1870)

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 ...

Google previewCracking the SAT U.S. and World History Subject Tests 2013-2014 (2013)

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 ...

Google previewCracking the SAT U. S. and World History Subject Tests, 2009-2010 Edition (2009)

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 ...

Google previewThe Southern Review (1831)

“'An arquebus is an admirable contrivance,” continued Charles, ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

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 ...

Google previewColonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History (2016)

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 ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808)

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 ...

Google previewLexicon Urthus, Second Edition (2008)

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 ...

Google previewThe Hutchinson Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Warfare (2016)

by Peter Connolly, John Gillingham, John Lazenby

arquebus (medieval High German hakebusse 'hookgun') portable gun, originally for field use. It was sometimes ...

Google previewFarrow's Military Encyclopedia (1895)

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 ...

Google previewThe World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2017)

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 ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare (2012)

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 ...

Google previewWorld 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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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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