a D -shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering.
The carabiner is a D-shaped metal clamp that has a gate that opens and closes.
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a variant spelling of karabiner
an officer of the revenue service. a frontier guard. carbineer. (in the Philippines) a coast-guard officer. Historical Examples A carabinero, with his back ostentatiously turned to the newcomers, leaned on his rifle, whistling mournfully. The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne But the carabinero who guards the public morals holds (in the bulk) […]
carbineer. (formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine. noun variants of carbineer noun (formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine n. “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.
a member of the Italian national police force, organized as a military unit and charged with maintaining public security and order as well as assisting local police. carbineer. Historical Examples The carabiniere is soft and will go any way, though always with some interest. Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence Yes, and also, chimes in […]
a member of the Italian national police force, organized as a military unit and charged with maintaining public security and order as well as assisting local police. carbineer. Contemporary Examples The carabinieri had to remove me from a rooftop party in Rome once. Gary Shteyngart: How I Write Noah Charney December 25, 2012 Two carabinieri […]