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carabineer

or car·a·bi·nier

[kahr-uh-buh-neer]
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noun
  1. carbineer.
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carbineer

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

Origin of carbineer

1795–1805; earlier carabineer; see carbine, -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for carabinier

carabineer

carabinier

noun
  1. variants of carbineer
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carbineer

carabineer or carabinier (ˌkærəbɪˈnɪə)

noun
  1. (formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine
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Word Origin and History for carabinier

carabineer

n.

"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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