Definitions

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  • n. A small wheel formerly fixed to the pan of firelocks for discharging them.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small wheel formerly fixed to the pan of firelocks for discharging them.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as rewet.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The technology that produced the arquebuse à rouet also led to the development of wheel-lock pistols, which were larger than modern handguns but small enough to be hidden in clothing.

    Champlain's Dream

  • In 1639–42, the average value of an arquebus à rouet was 80 livres; flintlock muskets were valued at 6 livres.

    Champlain's Dream

  • In short, Champlain fought at Lake Champlain, and probably at the Rivière des Iroquois and the Onondaga Village, with an arquebuse à rouet that was fired by a wheel lock.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Inventories of weapons at Quebec refer explicitly to the presence of “harquebuses à rouet.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • A Quebec inventory in that year listed four “harquebuses à rouet” and forty “mousquets avec leurs bandoliers.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • In 1609–10, Champlain fought the Mohawk with this arquebuse à rouet, a wheel lock weapon that did not require a burning match.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The wheel lock, or rouet, may have been invented by Johann Kiefuss in Germany in 1517.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The arquebuse à rouet was an advanced model of a very costly weapon.

    Champlain's Dream

  • It is not a conventional matchlock, as historians have written, but a complex and very costly arquebuse à rouet, a wheel-lock arquebus.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Mais, outre cela, la solicitude de bien faire, et cette contention de l'ame trop bandée et trop tendue à son entreprise, la met au rouet, la rompt, et l'empesche, ainsi qu'il advient à l'eau qui, par force de se presser de sa violence et abondance, ne peut trouver issue en un goulet ouvert.

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