ca·​ra·​bi·​ne·​ro | \ ˌker-ə-bə-ˈner-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce carabinero (audio) , ˌka-rə-, ˌkär-ə- \
plural carabineros

Definition of carabinero

1 : a member of a Spanish national police force serving especially as frontier guards
2 : a customs or coast guard officer in the Philippines

Examples of carabinero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enter the scarlet prawn, which is known as crevette impériale in France and carabineros in Spain and lives in the deepest parts of the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Ruth Reichl, Town & Country, "This Scarlet Prawn Is the Best Seafood You Can Eat," 30 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of carabinero

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carabinero

Spanish, from carabina carbine, from French carabine

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“Carabinero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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