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Definition of "carbine" [car•bine]

  • A lightweight rifle with a short barrel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carbine" in a sentence
  • "To answer your question, in my opinion, a carbine is generally not quite as accurate as a longer rifle but it is plenty accurate for deer hunting and often may offer the hunter better maneuverability and lighter weight to their advantage; especially in your case."
  • "I will go with those who agree that the .30 M1 carbine is a fun plinker."
  • "Lee Harvey Oswald was considered responsible for assassinating the president with a 6. 5mm Italian carbine from the Texas School Book Depository."