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

  • n. A member of the Italian police force.


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


  • The son of an Italian "carabiniere" -- a member of the Italian paramilitary police -- Marchionne was born and raised in the impoverished central region of Abruzzi.

    Reuters: Top News

  • One day he told the carabiniere that the camp was short on cigarettes; the next day the carabiniere appeared with two suitcases full of cigarettes.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • She explained that a carabiniere, a policeman, had tipped them off that Helma would be picked up the next day and deported to Poland.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Willy regularly persuaded an Italian carabiniere—in this case, a member of the elite police security forces—to buy fifty-kilo bags of sugar; after paying the guard a hefty markup, Willy sold the sugar inside the camp for a small profit.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • The carabiniere in question was later acquitted of any wrongdoing.


  • But in modern Olympics, being a good athlete is not enough, and though handsome, Rocca, a former carabiniere officer, is not much of a showman -- especially when compared with "La Bomba," whose antics were as much fun to watch off the slopes as on.

    Can Rocca Rev up Torino?

  • The spectators were peaceful and polite, "better than the ones we saw in the last weeks," said Massimo Caranci, security officer from the carabiniere, Italy's military police. - Pope Benedict XVI formally installed

  • They are working to help train a carabiniere-like force and to help transition the national police, because of the kinds of problems you cite, into a more professional and accountable force.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2007

  • Madala auastmega carabiniere Placanica, keda on süüdistatud Giuliani tapmises on pidevalt rääkinud, et tema tulistas kaks korda õhku ja keegi teine tappis Giuliani.

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

  • Huvitav on aga see fotod juhtunust näitavad, et carabiniere vormis tundub olevat hoopis mingi teine mees, kes kannab sedalaadi lisakiivrit, mida kannavad vaid ohvitserid.

    tatsutahime Diary Entry

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