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 for Hagbut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an obsolete firearm with a long barrel [syn: arquebus,
           harquebus, hackbut, hagbut]

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