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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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Related Words

detective, deputy, policeman, constable, officer, marshal, trooper, cop, fuzz, sheriff, patrolman, patrolwoman, policewoman, MP, carabiniere, flatfoot, flic, gendarme, lawman

Examples from the Web for carabiniere

Historical Examples

  • Yes, and also, chimes in the carabiniere, the peasants don't want to work the land.

    Sea and Sardinia

    D. H. Lawrence

  • The carabiniere is soft and will go any way, though always with some interest.

    Sea and Sardinia

    D. H. Lawrence

  • She wrenched herself away, went up to the carabiniere, who stood at the corner, and spoke to him.

    Olive in Italy

    Moray Dalton

  • Once a carabiniere asked her where she was going, why she walked alone so in the disturbed city.

    The Furnace

    Rose Macaulay


British Dictionary definitions for carabiniere

carabiniere

noun plural -ri (-ri)
  1. an Italian national policeman
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