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karabiner

/ (ˌkærəˈbiːnə) /
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noun
mountaineering a metal clip with a spring for attaching to a piton, belay, etcAlso called: snaplink, krab
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Word Origin for karabiner

shortened from German Karabinerhaken, literally: carbine hook, that is, one used to attach carbines to a belt
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