Hagbut
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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  • hagbut — /hag but/, n. harquebus. [1535 45; var. of HACKBUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • hagbut — noun an obsolete firearm with a long barrel • Syn: ↑arquebus, ↑harquebus, ↑hackbut • Hypernyms: ↑muzzle loader …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.… …   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

  • Arquebus — Ar que*bus, Arquebuse Ar que*buse (?; 277), n. [F. arquebuse, OF. harquebuse, fr. D. haak bus; cf. G. hakenb[ u]chse a gun with a hook. See {Hagbut}.] A sort of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger, by which the burning match… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arquebuse — Arquebus Ar que*bus, Arquebuse Ar que*buse (?; 277), n. [F. arquebuse, OF. harquebuse, fr. D. haak bus; cf. G. hakenb[ u]chse a gun with a hook. See {Hagbut}.] A sort of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger, by which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bid hook — Hook Hook (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. {Arquebuse}, {Hagbut}, {Hake}, {Hatch} a half door, {Heckle}.] 1. A piece of metal, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • By hook or by crook — Hook Hook (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. {Arquebuse}, {Hagbut}, {Hake}, {Hatch} a half door, {Heckle}.] 1. A piece of metal, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chain hook — Hook Hook (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. {Arquebuse}, {Hagbut}, {Hake}, {Hatch} a half door, {Heckle}.] 1. A piece of metal, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deck hook — Hook Hook (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. {Arquebuse}, {Hagbut}, {Hake}, {Hatch} a half door, {Heckle}.] 1. A piece of metal, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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