A firearm resembling a musket, which was supported on a rest by a hook of iron fastened to the barrel. It was longer than a musket, and of large calibre, and used to fire through the loop holes of fortifications. Also called a 'arquebus.'
Related term(s): Arquebus; Arquebusier
Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 31.
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