Part of speech: noun

A horseman's rifie.

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Usage examples "carbine":

  1. I borrowed a carbine from a wounded man, and joined the remnant of L Troop which was close to the trail. - "Notes of a War Correspondent", Richard Harding Davis.
  2. Each man was armed with a good carbine, rifle- barrelled and able, like a quick- firing gun, to fire eight or ten shots a minute. - "The Prussian Terror", Alexandre Dumas.
  3. It's a 25- 35 carbine. - "Starr, of the Desert", B. M Bower.