carbine

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From French carabine

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrbiːn/, /ˈkɑrbaɪn/

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carbine ‎(plural carbines)

  1. A rifle with a short barrel.
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 6, [1]
      The lock-up was upstairs, a cage surrounded by six-inch wooden bars, guarded by a constable armed with a carbine.

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