(formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine.
Historical Examples

The gray flags were bare except where the carbineer’s body lay.
The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

These were Lieutenant Adendorff, of Lonsdale’s regiment, and a carbineer.
History of the Zulu War A. Wilmot

Or rather one carbineer—Sergeant Pinale, who has been at the bottom of many an honest contrabandist’s misfortune.
The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

But I think the only man killed was a carbineer, who had his throat cut by a splinter as he lay asleep in his tent.
Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson

But just one happened to drop in the Natal carbineer lines while the horses were being groomed.
Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson

(formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine


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