Definition of Carbine

1. Noun. Light automatic rifle.

Generic synonyms: Rifle
Derivative terms: Carabineer



Definition of Carbine

1. n. A short, light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or cavalry.

Definition of Carbine

1. Noun. A smaller lighter version of an existing rifle with a shortened barrel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carbine

1. a light rifle [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carbine

carbenoxolone
carbenoxolone disodium
carbetapentane citrate
carbhemoglobin
carbide
carbide lamp
carbide planet
carbide planets
carbides
carbidopa
carbies
carbimazole
carbimide
carbinamine
carbinamines
carbine (current term)
carbineer
carbineers
carbines
carbinol
carbinolamine
carbinolamines
carbinols
carbinoxamine
carbinoxamine maleate
carbinyl
carbinyls
carbo
carbo-
carbo loading

Literary usage of Carbine

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1. Gunnery in 1858: Being a Treatise on Rifles, Cannon, and Sporting Arms by William Greener (1858)
"... thus reducing the weight to a little over 4^ Ibs. ; and yet this carbine would be more certain in its effects at 600 yards, than old Brown Bess at 150. ..."

2. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1907)
"of the carbine lode. The whole formation so far passed through consists of a ... Table showing the Yield from Leases at carbine, other than those already ..."

3. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"Then he is asked, whether the carbine was not at some distance from him when he was taken ? and he says, " No, I think not ;" this was to contradict the ..."

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