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or car·a·bi·nier

  1. carbineer.
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Examples from the Web for carabineer

Historical Examples

  • And she sighed as she looked up at the picture of her Carabineer.

    The History of Pendennis

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • The same shell killed eleven horses in the Carabineer lines.

    Four Months Besieged

    H. H. S. Pearse

  • Not one turban was seen between the battlements, not one carabineer's bayonet in the intrenchment.

  • Unless you will carry some weapon, I shall have you escorted to Santa Vittoria and back by a carabineer.'


    F. Marion Crawford

  • This dashing exploit was attended with the loss of only one Scots Grey and one Carabineer wounded.

British Dictionary definitions for carabineer



  1. variants of carbineer
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Word Origin and History for carabineer


"mounted soldier armed with a carbine," 1670s, from French carabinier (17c.), from carabine "carbine" (see carbine). Italian carabinieri "soldiers serving as a police force" is the same word.

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