a kind of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger in which the burning up match was applied The musket ended up being a later invention
- an obsolete firearm with an extended barrel
- Alt. of Arquebuse
(n.) Alt. of Arquebuse
In the spring he joined a war party of Algonquins and Hurons, discovered the great lake that bears his name, and, near the present Ticonderoga, took with his arquebus an important part in the victory which his savage friends obtained over the Iroquois.