meaning of carabineer

carabineer meaning in General Dictionary

A carbineer

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  • a soldier (typically an installed soldier) who is armed with a carbine
  • A carbineer.

carabineer meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"mounted soldier equipped with a carbine," 1670s, from French carabinier (17c.), from carabine "carbine" (see carbine). Italian carabinieri "soldiers providing as a police force" is the identical word.