hackbuss
Hagbut Hag"but (-b[u^]t), n. [OF. haquebute, prob. a corruption of D. haakbus; haak hook + bus gun barrel. See {Hook}, and 2d {Box}, and cf. {Arquebus}.] A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for convenience in taking aim. [Written also {haguebut} and {hackbuss}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Hackbuss — Hack buss (h[a^]k b[u^]s), n. Same as {Hagbut}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hagbut — Hag but ( b[u^]t), n. [OF. haquebute, prob. a corruption of D. haakbus; haak hook + bus gun barrel. See {Hook}, and 2d {Box}, and cf. {Arquebus}.] A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for convenience in taking aim. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haguebut — Hagbut Hag but ( b[u^]t), n. [OF. haquebute, prob. a corruption of D. haakbus; haak hook + bus gun barrel. See {Hook}, and 2d {Box}, and cf. {Arquebus}.] A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for convenience in taking aim.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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