snap ring

snap ring
noun
an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes
Syn: ↑carabiner, ↑karabiner
Hypernyms: ↑hoop, ↑ring, ↑fastener, ↑fastening, ↑holdfast, ↑fixing

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noun
1. : a spring ring that is sprung open and snapped into place in its groove and is used especially for a piston or other retaining ring function
2. : an oval or pear-shaped ring used by rock climbers to fasten a rope to a piton

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Mach.
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.
[1900-05]

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snap ring,
= piston ring. (Cf.piston ring)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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