Sackbut meaning

săkbŭt
A medieval instrument resembling the trombone.
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A medieval wind instrument, forerunner of the trombone.
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(bible) A stringed instrument resembling a lyre: Dan. 3:5
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(music) A brass instrument from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras, and an ancestor of the modern trombone. It was derived from the medieval slide trumpet.
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Origin of sackbut

  • French saquebute from Old French saqueboute Old North French saquier to pull saccade Old French bouter to push (of Germanic origin bhau- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French sacquer (“to push") + bouter (“to pull")

    From Wiktionary