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  1. carabineverb

    To attach via carabiner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carabine, Carbinenoun

    A small sort of fire-arm, shorter than a fusil, and carrying a ball of twenty-four in the pound, hung by the light horse at a belt over the left shoulder. It is a kind of medium between the pistol and the musket, having its barrel two foot and a half long.

    Etymology: carabine, Fr.


  1. carabine

    A carbine ( or ) is a long gun that has a barrel shortened from its original length. Most modern carbines are rifles that are compact versions of a longer rifle or are rifles chambered for less powerful cartridges. The smaller size and lighter weight of carbines make them easier to handle. They are typically issued to high-mobility troops such as special operations soldiers and paratroopers, as well as to mounted, artillery, logistics, or other non-infantry personnel whose roles do not require full-sized rifles, although there is a growing tendency for carbines to be issued to front-line soldiers to offset the increasing weight of other issued equipment. An example of this is the U.S. Army's M4 carbine, which is standard issue.


  1. carabine

    Carabine is a noun that refers to a type of lightweight, versatile, and compact firearm that is typically shoulder-fired and used for hunting or sport shooting. It often has a relatively short barrel and is usually single-shot or semi-automatic in nature. Carabines are commonly utilized by hunters, law enforcement agencies, and military personnel due to their maneuverability and ease of use.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carabinenoun

    a carbine

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carabine

    Sec Carbine.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. carabine

    A fire-arm of less length and weight than a musket, originally carrying a smaller ball, though latterly, for the convenience of the supply of ammunition, throwing the same bullet as the musket, though with a smaller charge. It has been proper to mounted troops since about A.D. 1556, and has been preferred to the musket as a weapon for the tops of ships as well as boats.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Carabine is ranked #135593 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Carabine surname appeared 124 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Carabine.

    90.3% or 112 total occurrences were White.
    7.2% or 9 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carabine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carabine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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