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- n. Variant of carabineer.
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- n. Alternative spelling of carabineer.
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- n. a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine
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In the cuirassier regiments, the elite company was called a carabinier company.
Hinchliffe more recently Ellerburn Armies do an Austrian carabinier.
Among the victims of this burning climate was a carabinier who was known to many persons of the detachment.
The physiology of taste; or Transcendental gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson.
The light infantry battalions, on the other hand—which were supposed to be able to keep up with trotting cavalry—consisted of six companies, four chasseur and one carabinier the equivalent to fusiliers and grenadiers, together with one voltigeur company which was habitually used in a skirmishing role.
The light infantry regiments were organized on identical lines to those of the line, although the nomenclature of the different units varied; thus a light infantry battalion on the 1808 establishment had one carabinier company (the equivalent to line grenadiers), four chasseur (fusilier) companies and one of voltigeurs (or skirmishers).
I took this with a grain of salt, but it was a fact that for so long as I remained in Florence every carabinier saluted me.
He was replaced by another _carabinier_ noiselessly and so quickly that you hardly knew that anything had happened.
"The wretch," said the ex-carabinier, "was not worth the cord which might have hung him, nor the bullet that would have sent him out of the world."
"The rascal knows what he is about, undoubtedly," remarked the ex-carabinier.
And with ardent eyes fixed upon the mass of riches before him, the ex-carabinier fell upon his knees.