carabiner carabiner

Definition(s):

  • (n) an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes

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Usage(s):

  • The sturdy rubber base cuts down on tipping, and the carabiner lets you clip the bottle to a backpack or belt loop.

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  • High-wire act

    Snug in his harness, Nathan Crankshaw clipped on his carabiner, pushed off from a wooden platform and coasted out over the river below on a 420-foot zip line nicknamed "The Screamer."
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Hendersonville Times-News

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /