harquebus

Definitions:

  • A heavy portable matchlock gun invented during the 1400s.
  • An old form of hand-firearm.
  • A harquebusier.
  • A firearm with match holder, trigger, and tumbler, made in the second half of the 15th century. The barrel was about forty inches long. A form of the harquebus was subsequently called <stype>arquebus with matchlock</stype>.
  • An <xref>obsolete</xref> <xref>matchlock</xref> firearm.
  • an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
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