Definition of arquebus à croc in English:

arquebus à croc

(also arquebus of crock, arquebuse à croc)

noun

  • An arquebus with a hook under the barrel.

Origin

Late 16th century. Apparently ultimately from Middle French harquebuze a crocq, harquebouse a croc from arquebuse + à at, to + crocq, croq, croc hook.

Pronunciation

arquebus à croc

/ˌɑːkwɪbəs ɑː ˈkrɒk/