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Variant of carabineer.
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(ˌkɑːbɪˈnɪə) ,




(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (formerly) a soldier equipped with a carbine
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(ˌkɑr bəˈnɪər)

also carabineer

a soldier armed with a carbine.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbineer - a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine
rifleman - a soldier whose weapon is a rifle
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References in classic literature ?
Very often the bandits are hard pressed by gendarmes or carbineers; well, they see a vessel, and good fellows like us on board, they come and demand hospitality of us; you can't refuse help to a poor hunted devil; we receive them, and for greater security we stand out to sea.
(11) Margaret Carnegie & Frank Shields, In search of Breaker Morant: balladist and bushveldt carbineer (Armadale, Vic.: H.H.
His final book was an account, complete with accompanying sketches, of his service with the Royal Natal Carbineers in Italy during World War II - Apennine War Diary: An Artist's Sketch Book 1944-45 (Bretwalda, 2015).
His final book was an account with sketches of his service with the Royal Natal Carbineers in Italy during World War II: Apennine War Diary: An Artist's Sketch Book 1944-45 (Bretwalda, 2015).
See also GEORGE Witton, Scapegoats of the Empire: The True Story of Breaker Morant'S Bushveldt carbineers (2009); Lieutenant Commander David D.
His three columns consisted of 5,000 redcoats, a volunteer corps of carbineers, and a hastily trained Natal Native Contingent, with himself commanding the center column.
"Breaker" Morant and several other members of the Bushveldt Carbineers for the summary killing of Boer guerillas, rejecting defense arguments that such individuals fell outside the protections of the law of war.
One of these, the Bushveldt Carbineers, was the unit of the infamous Harry "Breaker" Morant who was tried and hanged for executing Boer prisoners.
A traveller to the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War in Northern KwaZulu-Natal will come across, at Isandlwana, a memorial to the Natal Carbineers, an infantry regiment that served on the side of the British during the war.
Although LeDonne's historiography is masterly, the mountain of details involving "cuirassiers," "carbineers," "hussars," "dragoons," "grenadiers," and "chasseurs," including their deployments and maneuvers across the heartland, will often infuriate and frustrate anyone but a military historian, for whom the book is clearly designed.
This premise, by the way, informs Breaker Morant, where the Bushveldt Carbineers get "special" marching orders, to chase down Boer kommandos; likewise, Conan commands an irregular unit, the corps franc, whose members engage in violent and unconventional close combat.