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karabiner (n.)

small oval coupling device with a hinged gate, 1932, shortened from German karabiner-haken "spring hook, swivel," from karabiner "carbine, rifle" (17c.), from French carabine (see carbine).

updated on March 01, 2016

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Definitions of karabiner from WordNet

karabiner (n.)
an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes;
Synonyms: carabiner / snap ring
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