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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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 was applied. The musket
was a later invention. [Written also harquebus.]
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