arquebus with matchlock
Harquebus Har"que*bus Harquebuse Har"que*buse (h[aum]r"kw[-e]*b[u^]s), n. [See {Arquebus}.] A firearm with match holder, trigger, and tumbler, made in the second half of the 15th century. The barrel was about forty inches long. A form of the harquebus was subsequently called {arquebus with matchlock}. [1913 Webster]

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