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- A weapon similar to a rifle but much shorter in length.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Car"bine (?), n. [F.
carbine, OF. calabrin carabineer (cf. Ot.
calabrina a policeman), fr. OF & Pr. calabre, OF.
cable, chable, an engine of war used in besieging,
fr. LL. chadabula, cabulus, a kind of projectile
machine, fr. Gr. &?; a throwing down, fr. &?; to throw; &?; down
+ &?; to throw. Cf. Parable.] (Mil.) A short,
light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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