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1. Early Eng. name for tb. Origin of name unknown (sometimes occurs as shagbolt). Used from last years of 15th cent. Most common size was tenor in B♭ which could cope with alto, ten., or bass parts. Adaptable to different pitches. Little different from modern tb. except that modern instr. has bell with greater flare. Matthew Locke's Music for His Majesty's Sackbuts and Cornetts dates from 1661.

2. Name of mus. periodical founded by Philip Heseltine ( Peter Warlock), 1920.

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sackbut (săk´bət), Renaissance name for the slide trombone, probably derived from the old French word sacqueboute, which means "pull-push." The instrument achieved its present form in the 15th cent., the only differences being a narrower bore and a smaller bell. These differences lent the sackbut, sometimes called a posuane, a less mellow tone than its modern counterpart.

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sackbut bass trumpet with a slide. XVI. — F. saquebute, earlier -boute, -bot(t)e (XV), recorded earlier in the sense of a hooked lance for pulling a man off his horse, f. saquer, var. of OF. sachier pull; the second el. is obscure.

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