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carbineer

[kahr-buh-neer] /ˌkɑr bəˈnɪər/
noun
1.
(formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine.
Also, carabineer, carabinier.
Origin of carbineer
1795-1805
1795-1805; earlier carabineer; see carbine, -eer
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  • The gray flags were bare except where the carbineer's body lay.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • These were Lieutenant Adendorff, of Lonsdale's regiment, and a carbineer.

  • Or rather one carbineer—Sergeant Pinale, who has been at the bottom of many an honest contrabandist's misfortune.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for carbineer

carbineer

/ˌkɑːbɪˈnɪə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine
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