carabineer

noun

car·​a·​bi·​neer ˌker-ə-bə-ˈnir How to pronounce carabineer (audio)
ˌka-rə-
variants or carabinier
: a cavalry soldier armed with a carbine

Examples of carabineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A carabiner is the mountaineer's clip; a carabineer is a soldier wielding a carbine. Wired Staff, WIRED, 19 May 2008

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Word History

Etymology

French carabinier, from carabine carbine

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carabineer was in 1672

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“Carabineer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carabineer. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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