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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. 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 previewArms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages (1907)

Also a Descriptive Notice of Modern Weapons by Paul Lacombe

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. Apparently it was common in Germany in about 1512 ...

Google previewThe Southern Review (1831)

“ ' An arquebus is an admirable ...

Google previewMr. Eternity (2016)

by Aaron Thier

The arquebus is a terrible weapon that will only become more terrible as it's perfected. We have clocks so small they fit in your pocket, and wateroperated latrines, and all kinds of cranks and wheels that can do in one hour the work a hundred ...

Google previewThe Canadian Journal (1865)

Arquebus is the German haken- buchse, ...

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 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 previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ARPENT—ARQUEBUS. produced. Bass chords thus treated form an Alberti Bass , so named from Domenico Alberti (1730), a popular singer and player, who often played the bass in this style. A. sometimes means a harp-accompaniment.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Military History (2004)

by James C. Bradford

Watson ARQUEBUS, also known as the harquebus or hackbut, was developed in the mid-fifteenth century. A smoothbore, muzzle-loading weapon with a barrel of about three feet, it employed a matchlock in which the operator, known as an ...

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 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 previewA Military Dictionary (1876)

Comprising Terms, Scientific and Otherwise, Connected with the Science of War by G. de Saint-Clair-Stevenson

Arquebus — An ancient hand-gun, which was cocked with a wheel. It was the first form of weapon which could fairly be compared with the modern musket. The design was taken from the old cross-bow, its name conveying the meaning of ...

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 previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations, by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers; Shewing Their Affinity to Those of Other Languages, and Especially the Northern; Explaining Many Terms, Which, Though Now Obsolete in England, Were Formerly Common to Both Countries; and Elucidating National Rites, Customs, and Institutions, in Their Analogy to Those of Other Nations: to which is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language (1808)

by John Jamieson

arquebus a croc; Gl. Compl. But the term is more nearly allied to O. Fland. haecb-buyse, O. F r. hacqubute, sclopus. This is said by Cotgr. to be somewhat bigger than a musket. Croc denotes the grapple or hook, ...

Google previewA Cyclopaedia of Costume Or Dictionary of Dress, Including Notices of Contemporaneous Fashions on the Continent: A general history of costume in Europe (1879)

by James Robinson Planché

as the Flemings appear to have used them some time before other nations, had a marked effect on defensive armour, and towards the close of the fifteenth the arquebus had become a formidable rival to the bow. In 1485 Henry VII. instituted ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

ARQUEBUS a Croc is a sort of small fort buffaloes or men to the city of Arracan. Here pin, which carries a ball of about three half they are again embarked on deep narrow boats, ounces; now only ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

The “musket '' proper, introduced into the Spanish army by the duke of Alva, was much heavier and more powerful than the arquebus. Its bullet retained sufficient striking energy to stop a horse at 5oo and 600 yards from the muzzle. A writer in ...

Google previewScottish Dictionary and Supplement (1841)

In Four Volumes. A-Kut by John Jamieson

They were since called the arquebus with a hook, on account of a little hook, cast with the piece ; they are placed on a kind of tripod, are of different lengths, and for caliber, between the smallest cannons and the musket; they are used in the ...

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 ...

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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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