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carbine

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noun car·bine \ˈkär-ˌbēn, -ˌbīn\

Simple Definition of carbine

  • : a short, light rifle

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of carbine

  1. 1 :  a short-barreled lightweight firearm originally used by cavalry

  2. 2 :  a light short-barreled repeating rifle that is used as a supplementary military arm or for hunting in dense brush

Origin and Etymology of carbine

French carabine, from Middle French carabin carabineer


First Known Use: 1592

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carbine

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noun car·bine \ˈkär-ˌbēn, -ˌbīn\

Definition of carbine for Students

  1. :  a short light rifle




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