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carbine
American English: /ˈkɑrˌbaɪn/
British English: /ˈkɑːbʌɪn/

Translation of carbine in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • By simply changing the barrel or adding a bipod the AUG can change from a conventional rifle to an assault rifle, carbine, or light machine gun.
    • Several buildings were examined and stores of grenades, Russian and Chinese machine guns, automatic carbines, uniforms and military equipment, including a tonne of ammunition, were found.
    • One of such newly developed weapons for airborne forces of Nazi Germany were light carbines that could use standard ammunition.

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