carabiner

noun car·a·bi·ner \ ˌker-ə-ˈbē-nər , ˌka-rə- \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of carabiner

:a usually D-shaped or 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

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Origin and Etymology of carabiner

German Karabiner, short for Karabinerhaken, literally, carabineer's hook

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