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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. light automatic rifle;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Carbine \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 cavalry. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

carbine n 1: light automatic rifle




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