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carabiniere

[kah-rah-bee-nye-re; English kar-uh-bin-yair-ee]
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noun, plural ca·ra·bi·nie·ri [kah-rah-bee-nye-ree; English kar-uh-bin-yair-ee] /ˌkɑ rɑ biˈnyɛ ri; English ˌkær ə bɪnˈyɛər i/. Italian.
  1. a member of the Italian national police force, organized as a military unit and charged with maintaining public security and order as well as assisting local police.
  2. carbineer.
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  • It seems that these carabinieri have remark-able memories; the old affair.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • But I say, how is it that all these carabinieri we see are so tall?

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • "It shall be as the little signorina wishes;" and the carabinieri laughed.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • "I could have let the carabinieri take you to prison," he said urbanely.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • Oh, there was a devil of a mess; police agents, carabinieri, inspectors.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath


British Dictionary definitions for carabinieri

carabiniere

noun plural -ri (-ri)
  1. an Italian national policeman
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Word Origin and History for carabinieri

n.

"Italian police" (plural), from Italian carabinieri, plural of carabiniere, from French carabinier (see carabineer).

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