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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soldier armed with a carbine.

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  • n. A cavalry soldier whose armament was a carbine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A carbineer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See carbineer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine

Etymologies

French carabinier, from carabine, carbine; see carbine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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