Historical Examples

The same shell killed eleven horses in the carabineer lines.
Four Months Besieged H. H. S. Pearse

And she sighed as she looked up at the picture of her carabineer.
The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray

This carabineer in disguise was very good-humoured, and kept me company as far as Novara.
My Ten Years’ Imprisonment Silvio Pellico

Not one turban was seen between the battlements, not one carabineer’s bayonet in the intrenchment.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXII. Various

It was he that wore the carabineer’s uniform when they took the Duca di Fornasco’s bailiff.
Corleone F. Marion Crawford

Unless you will carry some weapon, I shall have you escorted to Santa Vittoria and back by a carabineer.’
Corleone F. Marion Crawford

This dashing exploit was attended with the loss of only one Scots Grey and one carabineer wounded.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI) Louis Creswicke

He was the son of a fruit merchant, and served as a carabineer in the French army.
The Every Day Book of History and Chronology Joel Munsell

Two sentries were in boxes on either side of the royal gate, and one carabineer was in the doorway.
The Eternal City Hall Caine

“Certainly, Excellency,” said the carabineer, and with a salute he led the way by a side door to the offices on the floor above.
The Eternal City Hall Caine

variants of carbineer

“mounted soldier armed with a carbine,” 1670s, from French carabinier (17c.), from carabine “carbine” (see carbine). Italian carabinieri “soldiers serving as a police force” is the same word.


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