carbine

A firearm similar to a musket or rifle but usually with a shorter barrel and firing range and commonly carried by cavalry.
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carbine

1. A shortened version of a service rifle, often chambered in a less potent cartridge. The M4 Carbine is an example which uses the same cartridge but a shorter barrel, whereas the M1 Carbine is an example using a different cartridge. 2. A shortened version of the infantryman's musket or rifle suited for use by cavalry.
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Carbine

A carbine (n or n), from French carabine, is a long arm but with a shorter barrel than a rifle or musket. Many carbines are shortened versions of full length rifles, shooting the same ammunition, as opposed to stand alone designs with generally lower powered ammunition. The smaller size and lighter weight of carbines makes them easier to handle. T...
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Carbine

• (n.) A short, light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or cavalry.
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carbine

noun light automatic rifle
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Carbine

Car'bine noun [ French carbine , Old French calabrin carabineer (cf. Ot. calabrina a policeman), from OF & Pr. calabre , Old French cable , chable , an engine of war used in besieging, from Late Latin chadabula , cabulus , a kind of projectile ...
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Carbine

A carbine is a rifle with a relatively short barrel. Traditionally, carbines were a specialist weapon for use by cavalry who were unable to carry a long-barrelled rifle.
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carbine

A firearm similar to a musket or rifle but usually with a shorter barrel and firing range and commonly carried by cavalry.
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Carbine

A general term referring to relatively short-barreled, quick-handling rifle, often intended for use on horseback. In Winchester lever-action terminology, a carbine has a single barrel band. In German, a Stutzen.
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Carbine

A short cavalry musket.
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Carbine

A shortened version of a long barreled rifle. Carbines are under 16inchs in length and are not usually as ballistically accurate as the long guns they are derived from.
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carbine

light, short-barrelled musket or rifle. The word, the source of which is obscure, seems to have originated in the late or mid-16th century. The ... [1 related articles]
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carbine

[n] - light automatic rifle
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