As you can see on your screens, this young soldier is trying to strangle me with the barrel of his carbine.
Also, by carrying an M-4 carbine, everybody knew I was carrying something that could stitch even U.S. body armor.
Washington pointed to Brown, who was kneeling beside him reloading his carbine, and said, “This is Osawatomie.”
short rifle, 1580s, from French carabine (Middle French carabin), used of light horsemen and also of the weapon they carried, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin Calabrinus "Calabrian" (i.e., "rifle made in Calabria"). A less-likely theory (Gamillscheg, etc.) connects it to Old French escarrabin "corpse-bearer during the plague," literally (probably) "carrion beetle," said to have been an epithet for archers from Flanders.