(formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine.
- Also carabineer, carabinier [kahr-uh-buh-neer]. /ˌkɑr ə bəˈnɪər/.
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How to use carbineer in a sentence
I thought so then, but the time was coming when we should not have even little carbineer tents.Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
As far as our party was concerned, we five crowded into a small carbineer's tent intended for two.Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
But I think the only man killed was a carbineer, who had his throat cut by a splinter as he lay asleep in his tent.Ladysmith | H. W. Nevinson
But just one happened to drop in the Natal carbineer lines while the horses were being groomed.Ladysmith | H. W. Nevinson
These were Lieutenant Adendorff, of Lonsdale's regiment, and a carbineer.History of the Zulu War | A. Wilmot
British Dictionary definitions for carbineer
(formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine
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