car·​a·​bi·​neer | \ ˌker-ə-bə-ˈnir How to pronounce carabineer (audio) , ˌka-rə- \
variants: or carabinier

Definition of carabineer

: a cavalry soldier armed with a carbine

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

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First Known Use of carabineer

1672, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carabineer

French carabinier, from carabine carbine

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“Carabineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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