carabine (plural carabines)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for carabine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
1611, alternative spelling charabine late 16th century, from carabin. The meaning "mistress of one of the carabins" is recorded in the dictionary of Guérin (1892).
carabine f (plural carabines)
- mistress of a cavalry soldier.
- German: Karabiner
- “carabine” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural of