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also car·a·bi·nier  (kăr′ə-bə-nîr′) or car·bi·neer (kär′bə-)
A soldier armed with a carbine.

[French carabinier, from carabine, carbine; see carbine.]
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(ˌkærəbɪˈnɪə) or


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) variant forms of carbineer
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(ˌkɑr bəˈnɪər)

also carabineer

a soldier armed with a carbine.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carabineer - a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine
rifleman - a soldier whose weapon is a rifle
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The Royal Scots Greys was a cavalry regiment from 1678 until 1971, when they merged with the 3rd Carabiniers to form The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
In France, the 2le et 22e regiment de carabiniers tchecoslovaques were equipped with French machine guns and automatic rifles, numbers of which the French supplied to their Russian allies before the 1917 Revolution.
[beaucoup moins que] On ne sait ni quand ni comment s'est produit le vol de l'original et le remplacement par un faux [beaucoup plus grand que], a precise le general Mariano Mossa, chef du corps de carabiniers specialise dans les enquetes sur les œuvres d'art derobees, au cours d'une conference de presse a Rome.
We were both members of the Pleasley Carabiniers, one of the marching bands that took part in the competition.
At the same time, they maneuvered within the Armed Forces and Carabiniers to disrupt the institutional order, fearing that the popular sectors would continue to gain strength in a setting in which they caused tension while respecting the law.
Dwayne Sabin, 32, of The Carabiniers, Stoke Aldermoor, admitted assault by beating, and possessing a small bag of cannabis.
The annual regimental dinner for 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards will be held in Chester on Sunday, April 13 to remember the Battle of Nunshigum, which took place on the same date 70 years ago.
Trois personnes sont decedees a San Felice del Panaro dans l'effondrement d'une usine, deux dans la localite proche de Mirandola, une a Concordia et une autre a Finale, a indique le commandant des carabiniers de Modene, Salvatore Iannizzotto.
In the 1880s, the Carabiniers obtained a quantity of the French army's standard, rifle, the Fusil d'Infanterie Mle.
Don't forget to include a visit to Prince Rainier's Palace (00 377 9325 1831;, to watch the Carabiniers performing their daily changing of the guard at 11.55am.