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or carabinier

[kahr-uh-buh-neer] /ˌkɑr ə bəˈnɪər/
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  • The same shell killed eleven horses in the carabineer lines.

    Four Months Besieged H. H. S. Pearse
  • And she sighed as she looked up at the picture of her carabineer.

    The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray
  • This carabineer in disguise was very good-humoured, and kept me company as far as Novara.

  • Not one turban was seen between the battlements, not one carabineer's bayonet in the intrenchment.

  • It was he that wore the carabineer's uniform when they took the Duca di Fornasco's bailiff.

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • Unless you will carry some weapon, I shall have you escorted to Santa Vittoria and back by a carabineer.'

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • This dashing exploit was attended with the loss of only one Scots Grey and one carabineer wounded.

  • He was the son of a fruit merchant, and served as a carabineer in the French army.

  • Two sentries were in boxes on either side of the royal gate, and one carabineer was in the doorway.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • "Certainly, Excellency," said the carabineer, and with a salute he led the way by a side door to the offices on the floor above.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for carabineer


variants of carbineer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for carabineer

"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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