Definition of carabineer in English:

carabineer

(also carabinier)

noun

historical
  • A cavalry soldier whose principal weapon was a carbine.

    • ‘The two privileged regiments of Carabiniers survived the French Revolution with their elite status intact.’
    • ‘Carabiniers were the elite of the heavy horse, and fought in most of Napoleon's greatest battles from Austerlitz to Waterloo.’
    • ‘Light infantry also had flank companies, though their grenadiers were known as carabiniers.’
    • ‘Two carabineers took Carlos out of his bed and one of them butted him in the chest, which caused him to fall to the ground.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French carabinier, from carabine (see carbine).

Pronunciation:

carabineer

/ˌkarəbɪˈnɪə/