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carabinero

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noun ca·ra·bi·ne·ro \ˌker-ə-bə-ˈner-(ˌ)ō, ˌkär-, ˌka-rə-\

Definition of carabinero

plural carabineros

  1. 1 :  a member of a Spanish national police force serving especially as frontier guards

  2. 2 :  a customs or coast guard officer in the Philippines



Origin of carabinero

Spanish, from carabina carbine, from French carabine


First Known Use: 1845


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