carabiner

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

Definition of carabiner

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1920

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