Etymology
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carabineer (n.)

also carbineer, "mounted soldier armed with a carbine," 1670s, from French carabinier (17c.), from carabine "carbine" (see carbine). Italian carabinieri "soldiers serving as a police force" is the same word.

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Definitions of carabineer

carabineer (n.)
a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine;
Synonyms: carbineer / carabinier
From wordnet.princeton.edu