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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. 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 previewThe Southern Review (1831)

“ ' An arquebus is an admirable ...

Google previewThe Canadian Journal (1865)

Arquebus is the German haken- buchse, ...

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

Arquebus is the German haken- buchse, ...

Google previewCracking the SAT U. S. and World History 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 previewEncyclopaedia 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 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, Comprising Terms, Scientific and Otherwise, Connected with the Science of War (1876)

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 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

Arquebus, see Harquebuss. Arrow .. Arriere-bras, see Rerebrace. Arzegay .. .. Assassin Atlas petticoat Augsburg, costume of Aurilliac, see Lace. Austria, costume of .. Avant-bras, see Vambrace. Aventaille Aulmoniere .. Aureate satin.. Avowyre ...

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 previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

The arquebus was used in 1480. The musket by Charles V. in 1540. These used matches or match-locks ...

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 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)

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, ...

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 ...

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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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