carabiner

or kar·a·bi·ner

[kar-uh-bee-ner]
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noun

a D-shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering.

Nearby words

  1. cara,
  2. carabao,
  3. carabid,
  4. carabin,
  5. carabineer,
  6. carabinero,
  7. carabiniere,
  8. carabinieri,
  9. caracal,
  10. caracalla

Origin of carabiner

1915–20; < Austrian German Karabiner, shortening of German Karabinerhaken carbine hook, equivalent to Karabiner (< French carabine carbine + German -er -er1) + Haken hook1; it was originally used to fasten carbines to bandoleers

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British Dictionary definitions for carabiner

carabiner

noun

a variant spelling of karabiner
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