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.

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.

Nearby words

  1. carabid,
  2. carabin,
  3. carabineer,
  4. carabiner,
  5. carabinero,
  6. carabinieri,
  7. caracal,
  8. caracalla,
  9. caracara,
  10. caracas

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British Dictionary definitions for carabinieri

carabiniere

noun plural -ri (-ri)

an Italian national policeman
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Word Origin and History for carabinieri

carabinieri

n.

"Italian police" (plural), from Italian carabinieri, plural of carabiniere, from French carabinier (see carabineer).

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