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carabinero

[ kah-rah-vee-ne-raw; English kar-uh-buh-nair-oh ]
/ ˌkɑ rɑ viˈnɛ rɔ; English ˌkær ə bəˈnɛər oʊ /
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noun, plural ca·ra·bi·ne·ros [kah-rah-vee-ne-raws; English kar-uh-buh-nair-ohz] /ˌkɑ rɑ viˈnɛ rɔs; English ˌkær ə bəˈnɛər oʊz/. Spanish.

an officer of the revenue service.
a frontier guard.
(in the Philippines) a coast-guard officer.

Nearby words

carabao, carabid, carabin, carabineer, carabiner, carabinero, carabiniere, carabinieri, caracal, caracalla, caracara

Origin of carabinero

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carabinero

  • A Carabinero, with his back ostentatiously turned to the newcomers, leaned on his rifle, whistling mournfully.

    The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • Further, being a man of guile, he understood the ways of the outpost Carabinero.

    The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • But the Carabinero who guards the public morals holds (in the bulk) different opinions.

    The Recipe for Diamonds|Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne