From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hagbut \Hag"but\ (-b[u^]t), n. [OF. haquebute, prob. a
   corruption of D. haakbus; haak hook + bus gun barrel. See
   Hook, and 2d Box, and cf. Arquebus.]
   A harquebus, of which the but was bent down or hooked for
   convenience in taking aim. [Written also haguebut and
   [1913 Webster]
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