Definition of Carabin
1. carbine [n -S] - See also: carbine
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Literary usage of Carabin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"(F.,-Gk.) Also spelt cara- line or carabin ; and, in Tudor English, it means (not a gun, but) a man armed with a carbine, a musketeer. ..."
2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1866)
"... described the youth as a Werther carabin,—carabin being a cant name for a medical student—and the epithet took immensely. It took, because it conveyed ..."
3. The Scottish Historical Review by Company of Scottish History (1906)
"... rowat carabin of mother-a-perll stok, to be usit quhen I haif not to do therwith, but to be readie quhen I call for it.' While at his house of Craighall ..."
4. The royal phraseological English-French, French-English dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1853)
"C'est an carabin au jeu, is said of a man who, at play, ventures a small sum, ... carabin, sm J-nit.), a medical student; a young practitioner. ..."