Haquebut Haque"but (h[a^]k"b[u^]t), n. See {Hagbut}. [1913 Webster] n.

1. (Japan) suicide by self-disembowlment on a sword.

Syn: harikari. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hackbut — [hak′but΄] n. [Fr haquebut < obs. Du hakebus < hake, haak, HOOK + bus, a gun, gun barrel, lit., box: so named from method of support during firing] a kind of harquebus …   English World dictionary

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