Definitions

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  • n. A frontier guard (or similar) in Spain or South America

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carbineer.
  • n. A soldier appointed to prevent smuggling; a custom-house guard or coastguard.

Etymologies

From Spanish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of the guards was a female carabinero (policeman) named Ingrid Olderock who was a dog trainer for the police.

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  • Shortly after the military aides and carabineros officers had left, the lieutenant in charge of the palace carabineros detachment, on orders from his headquarters, instructed a carabinero to go through the palace and tell all members of the detach - ment to leave.

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  • We could not tell for certain what his avenging missile had been, but the last we saw of the scene was the other carabinero laboriously plucking out of his colleague's nape what we hoped and believed were sea-urchin spines.

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  • "I went to get my daughter and they pointed a machinegun at her head, and when she picked up her little daughter, another carabinero came and pointed his weapon at her little head," said Ida Huenulef, describing how the police treated her 20-day-old baby granddaughter.

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  • In such a case to take the life of a carabinero no one would hesitate! -- "

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