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carabiner

car·a·bi·ner

also kar·a·bi·ner  (kăr′ə-bē′nər)
n.
An oblong metal ring with a hinged and spring-loaded gate, used in activities such as mountaineering to connect a running rope to another piece of equipment.

[German Karabiner, short for Karabinerhaken, hook for a carbine, from Karabiner, carbine, from French carabine; see carbine.]

carabiner

(ˌkærəˈbiːnə)
n
(Mountaineering) a variant spelling of karabiner

car•a•bi•ner

or kar•a•bi•ner

(ˌkær əˈbi nər)

n.
a D-shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering.
[1915–20; < Austrian German Karabiner]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carabiner - an oblong metal ring with a spring clipcarabiner - an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
hoop, ring - a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling; "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse"
Translations
karabina
karabiner
karbinhake
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