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snap ring

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noun Machinery.
  1. any of various kinds of metal rings that must be forced open to be used and snap back into place to make a snug fit.

Origin of snap ring

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for snap ring

snap ring

noun
  1. mountaineering another name for karabiner
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