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karabiner

[kar-uh-bee-ner] /ˈkær əˌbi nər/
noun
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karabiner

/ˌkærəˈbiːnə/
noun
1.
(mountaineering) a metal clip with a spring for attaching to a piton, belay, etc Also called snaplink, krab
Word Origin
shortened from German Karabinerhaken, literally: carbine hook, that is, one used to attach carbines to a belt
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karabiner

n.

coupling device, 1932, shortened from German karabiner-haken "spring hook."

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