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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Climbers need only a few tools: a harness and shock absorber, hard hat, and carabiner clips to hook onto the cables, which are divided into separate sections.
Climbers attach themselves to the cables using a waist harness and carabiner clips.
For more minimal storage needs, Matador makes the Droplet Wet Bag, a 3-liter water-resistant bag (with a less water-tight drawstring closure), that is stored inside a diminutive silicone housing, also with an integrated carabiner.
Each strap comes with two combination locking carabiners and are very difficult to cut because there is a stainless steel cable inside the full length of the strap.
A carabiner is the mountaineer's clip; a carabineer is a soldier wielding a carbine.
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Origin and Etymology of carabiner
German Karabiner, short for Karabinerhaken, literally, carabineer's hook
First Known Use: 1920See Words from the same year
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