car·​a·​bi·​ner | \ ˌker-ə-ˈbē-nər How to pronounce carabiner (audio) , ˌka-rə- \
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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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Recent Examples on the Web Another small part of the setup is attaching the carabiner clasp ring to the bottle cap. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "This Equa Smart Water Bottle will glow to remind you to stay hydrated," 29 June 2020 The carrying cases are made of recycled plastic and each set adheres to your pack with a carabiner. Popular Science, "Essentials for a more eco-conscious kitchen," 11 Sep. 2019 Using a carabiner, Dana attached the wedding bands to Tucker’s collar. Tom Fox, Dallas News, "‘You can’t cancel love!’ Undeterred by pandemic, Dallas couple retools to pull off intimate wedding," 1 May 2020 The tool also comes with a 25-year limited warranty and a carabiner for easy carrying. Outdoor Life, "Four multi-tools to get you out of any situation," 21 Apr. 2020 Of course, the other advantage that inflatable pillows have is their ability to compress smaller than memory foam—this one’s pack is just a bit tinier than the Travelrest’s and comes with a handy carabiner to clip onto your bag. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Top 10 Travel Pillows for the Best Sleep On-the-Go," 22 Oct. 2019 My group of three is roped together as an extra safety measure, in addition to being connected individually via two carabiners that fasten our harnesses to the cable route. National Geographic, "," 22 Jan. 2020 An employee here spent 20 minutes rigging a solution, a nylon loop on a carabiner to keep it contained. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Cheers to the neighborhood places where everybody knows your name," 30 Jan. 2020 All of the experiences will include necessary safety equipment from helmets to harnesses to hooks or lanyard carabiner clips. Terry Demio,, "Walk with a kangaroo without visiting Australia, thanks to new Cincinnati Zoo exhibit," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of carabiner

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carabiner

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

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The first known use of carabiner was in 1920

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3 Jul 2020

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“Carabiner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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