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- n. Obsolete spelling of hagbut.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See hagbut.
- n. (Japan) suicide by self-disembowlment on a sword.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of hackbut.
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The arquebus constructed in this manner was used in England in the time of Henry VIII., and was variously called haquebut, hakebut, hagbut, and hagbus, names all derived from the hooked shape of the butt.