harquebus definition

  • noun:
    • much transportable matchlock weapon created throughout the fifteenth century. Also known as hackbut.
    • An obsolete matchlock firearm.
    • A firearm with match holder, trigger, and tumbler, manufactured in the second 1 / 2 of the 15th century. The barrel had been about forty inches long. A type of the harquebus had been afterwards called arquebus with matchlock.
    • a vintage type of hand-firearm.
    • A harquebusier.
    • an obsolete firearm with a long barrel

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