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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

carabiner
An oval of steel or aluminum with a movable spring-loaded gate on one side. A locking carabiner is one where the gate is threaded and has a ring that can be threaded over the gate opening to prevent it from opening [13]. Synonyms: karabiner; krab.