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carabinero Line breaks: cara|bi¦nero
Pronunciation: /ˌkarabɪˈnɛːrəʊ/

Definition of carabinero in English:

noun (plural carabineros ˌkarabɪˈnɛːrəʊz)

A Spanish or South American frontier guard or customs officer.
Example sentences
  • Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, while claiming to support the right to protest, ordered the mobilization of the ‘carabineros.’
  • In his very funny portrayal of the scene - the carabineros turn up with a giant water cannon which the locals call The Spitting Lama - he gives a horrific eyewitness account of an old woman being beaten up.
  • The other carabinero jumped for me, but stepped into a wide swing that tumbled him into the canal.


Spanish, literally 'soldier armed with a carbine'.

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