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snap ring

noun, Machinery
1.
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.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for snap ring
  • When the latch was moved axially toward the snap ring it would bind at that point.
  • All hydrants shall contain a removable head strainer and stainless steel snap ring that can be removed without special tools.
  • The check valve components will flow into the lift cylinder if the snap ring fails.
  • snap ring failure could cause landing gear up-lock failure.
  • In the snap ring system no thimble is used, and in some cases a cuff is not used.
  • The bottom of each bag is then secured with a snap ring onto the cell plate.
British Dictionary definitions for snap ring

snap ring

noun
1.
(mountaineering) another name for karabiner
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