carabiner

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car·a·bi·ner

noun \ˌker-ə-ˈbē-nər, ˌka-rə-\

Definition of CARABINER

:  an oblong metal ring with one spring-hinged side that is used especially in mountain climbing as a connector and to hold a freely running rope

Variants of CARABINER

car·a·bi·ner also kar·a·bi·ner \ˌker-ə-ˈbē-nər, ˌka-rə-\

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Origin of CARABINER

German Karabiner, short for Karabinerhaken, literally, carabineer's hook
First Known Use: 1920

Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey

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