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carabineer

[kahr-uh-buh-neer] /ˌkɑr ə bəˈnɪər/
noun
1.
Also, carabinier.

carbineer

[kahr-buh-neer] /ˌkɑr bəˈnɪər/
noun
1.
(formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine.
Also, carabineer, carabinier.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; earlier carabineer; see carbine, -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for carabinier

carabineer

/ˌkærəbɪˈnɪə/
noun
1.
variants of carbineer

carbineer

/ˌkɑːbɪˈnɪə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine
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Word Origin and History for carabinier

carabineer

n.

"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.

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