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carabiner

or kar·a·bi·ner

[kar-uh-bee-ner]
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noun
  1. a D-shaped ring with a spring catch on one side, used for fastening ropes in mountaineering.
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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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carabiner

noun
  1. a variant spelling of karabiner
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