Meaning of “carbine” in the English Dictionary

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"carbine" in British English

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carbinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɑː.baɪn/ us /ˈkɑːr.baɪn/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Each man carried a carbine, ready to dismount at any moment and give battle as seemed best. 
  • Every one of us has five brace of pistols, ready loaded, and three carbines to boot. 
  • The men carry Hall's carbines and revolvers. 
  • The muzzle of the sentry's carbine was within two feet of my chest. 
  • We gave them a hot, rolling volley from our carbines. 

(Definition of “carbine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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