What does the word carbine mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A horseman's rifie.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Alexandre Dumas
  3. It's a 25- 35 carbine. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
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