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car·a·bi·neralso kar·a·bi·ner (kăr′ə-bē′nər)
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.]
(Mountaineering) a variant spelling of karabiner
or kar•a•bi•ner(ˌkær əˈbi nər)
a D-shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering.
[1915–20; < Austrian German Karabiner]
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|Noun||1.||carabiner - 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