Definitions for sackbutˈsækˌbʌt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a medieval form of the trombone.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of sackbut:
1495–1505; < MF saquebute, earlier saqueboute, saquebot(t)e orig., a kind of hooked lance, appar. with saque (it) pulls (see saccade )
a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone
A brass instrument from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras, and an ancestor of the modern trombone. It was derived from the medieval slide trumpet.
Origin: sacquer + bouter
a brass wind instrument, like a bass trumpet, so contrived that it can be lengthened or shortened according to the tone required; -- said to be the same as the trombone