snap ring


noun Machinery.

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.

Nearby words

  1. snap judgment,
  2. snap link,
  3. snap one's fingers at,
  4. snap out of,
  5. snap pea,
  6. snap roll,
  7. snap shot,
  8. snap someone's head off,
  9. snap the whip,
  10. snap to

Origin of snap ring

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for snap ring

snap ring

noun

mountaineering another name for karabiner
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