Definition of sackbut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsækbʌt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsækbʌt//
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a type of trombone used in the Renaissance period Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French saquebute, from obsolete saqueboute ‘hook for pulling a man off a horse’, from saquer ‘to pull’ + bouter ‘to hit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sackbut