carabineer

noun
car·a·bi·neer | \ˌker-ə-bə-ˈnir, ˌka-rə-\
variants: or carabinier

Definition of carabineer 

: a cavalry soldier armed with a carbine

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For extra security, the carabineer hooked to the dog’s leash handle stays firmly shut thanks to a safety screw mechanism, so the leash can’t slip off the clasp by accident. Judi Dash, Philly.com, "Gadget Guru: Ruffwear Knot-A-Hitch Dog Hitching System," 11 Apr. 2018 Instead the babies learned from different examples of effortful actions (opening a container or unlatching a carabineer) that the new toy probably also required persistence. Julia Leonard, Smithsonian, "How Your Frustration Helps Your Baby Learn," 25 Sep. 2017 A carabiner is the mountaineer's clip; a carabineer is a soldier wielding a carbine. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Reader Rants and Raves," 19 May 2008

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First Known Use of carabineer

1672, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carabineer

French carabinier, from carabine carbine

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