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Definition of carbine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carbine

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːbaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrbaɪn//
 
 
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a short light rifle Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French carabine, from carabin ‘mounted musketeer’, of unknown origin.
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