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carbine (plural carbines)
- A rifle with a short barrel.
- December 2010, John Pollock, A Foreign Devil in China, World Wide Publications, →ISBN, page 45:
- Inside the wall they found "a small cannon aimed at the entrance of the gate, and all along the street soldiers were stationed and a few on horseback were riding up and down. One of these had his carbine strapped on his back, and swung under his arm was a three-foot beheading sword wrapped in red cloth. That section had been terrorized by robbers, and they were prepared."
weapon similar to a rifle but much shorter in length