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.