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Definition of the noun Arquebus

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noun - plural: arquebuses

  1. 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. The word was originally modeled on the German hakenbüchse; this produced haquebute. It then copied the Italian word archibugio, which gave arquebuse, arcabuz, arcabus, and arquebus. In distinction from its predecessor the hand cannon, it has a matchlock. Like its successor the musket, it is a smoothbore firearm, but lighter and easier to carry.

  • also known as Hakapyssy, 火繩槍

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Google previewThe Canadian Journal (1865)

Arquebus is the German haken- buchse, ;...

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

by Grace Roegner Freedman, Princeton Review

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 previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

matchlock handgun was called an arquebus, and it was the Spanish arqebusiers who first proved its advantages during a series of campaigns in the first quarter of the fifteenth century, culminating in the Battle of Pavia against the French in ...

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 Illustrated Encyclopedia of Warfare (2012)

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 previewThe National standard encyclopedia (1884)

A dictionary of literature, the sciences and the arts, for popular use. A volume for universal reference containing over 20,000 articles ... with 1,000 illustrations

Arquebusade, 'kwG- bus-ad". A distilled aromatic spirituous liquor applied to sprains or bruises ; originally invented for -wounds inflicted by the the arquebus. Arquebus, ar'kwe- bus.

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, ...

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 London encyclopaedia (1829)

or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge. Illustrated by numerous engravings, a general atlas, and appropriate diagrams by Thomas Curtis

ARQUEBUS a Choc is a sort of small fort gun, which carries a ball of about three half ounces ; now only used in Old Castile.

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

AROO ISLANDS ARQUEBUS AROO ISLANDS. See Abu Islands. AROOSTOOK, a-rtios'tuk. A river rising in Piscataquis Co., northern Maine, 1050 feet above the sea, flowing northeast through Aroostook County, and entering the St. John ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopaedia (1890)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Harquebus. See Arquebus. Harrier, a breed of dog used to hunt the hare by scent. The harrier probably owes its origin to the foxhound, though in some ...

Google previewLexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal English Dictionary Of Arts And Sciences (1723)

Explaining Not Only the Terms of Art, But the Arts Themselves by John Harris

Arquebuss. Arquebus a Cnjc. Arnere Guard. Arsenal. Artillery. Assault. Assembly. Astragal.

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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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