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carbineer

[kahr-buh-neer]
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noun
  1. (formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine.
Also carabineer, carabinier.

Origin of carbineer

1795–1805; earlier carabineer; see carbine, -eer
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Examples from the Web for carbineer

Historical Examples

  • These were Lieutenant Adendorff, of Lonsdale's regiment, and a carbineer.

    History of the Zulu War

    A. Wilmot

  • The gray flags were bare except where the Carbineer's body lay.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

  • Or rather one Carbineer—Sergeant Pinale, who has been at the bottom of many an honest contrabandist's misfortune.

    The Pursuit

    Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

  • But I think the only man killed was a Carbineer, who had his throat cut by a splinter as he lay asleep in his tent.

    Ladysmith

    H. W. Nevinson

  • But just one happened to drop in the Natal Carbineer lines while the horses were being groomed.

    Ladysmith

    H. W. Nevinson


British Dictionary definitions for carbineer

carbineer

carabineer or carabinier (ˌkærəbɪˈnɪə)

noun
  1. (formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine
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