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carabinero

[kah-rah-vee-ne-raw; English kar-uh-buh-nair-oh] /ˌkɑ rɑ viˈnɛ rɔ; English ˌkær ə bəˈnɛər oʊ/
noun, plural carabineros
[kah-rah-vee-ne-raws; English kar-uh-buh-nair-ohz] /ˌkɑ rɑ viˈnɛ rɔs; English ˌkær ə bəˈnɛər oʊz/ (Show IPA).
Spanish.
1.
an officer of the revenue service.
2.
a frontier guard.
3.
4.
(in the Philippines) a coast-guard officer.
Origin of carabinero
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • A carabinero, with his back ostentatiously turned to the newcomers, leaned on his rifle, whistling mournfully.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • But the carabinero who guards the public morals holds (in the bulk) different opinions.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
  • Further, being a man of guile, he understood the ways of the outpost carabinero.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

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