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Variant of carabiner.


(Mountaineering) mountaineering a metal clip with a spring for attaching to a piton, belay, etc. Also called: snaplink or krab
[shortened from German Karabinerhaken, literally: carbine hook, that is, one used to attach carbines to a belt]


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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.karabiner - an oblong metal ring with a spring clipkarabiner - 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"
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