Vocabulary: harquebus


Title: Carnage and Cultrue
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Sentence: They also collected all the weapons that had been left behind or had fallen into the canal—the cannons, arquebuses, swords, spears, bows and arrows—along with all the steel helmets, coats of mail and breastplates, and the shields of metal, wood, and hide.
Page: 180

Word: harquebus or arquebus
Definition:
  • a matchlock gun invented in the 15th century which was portable but heavy and was usually fired from a support
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

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