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alpinist

[al-puh-nist] /ˈæl pə nɪst/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
a mountain climber, especially in the Alps.
2.
a downhill skier, especially one engaging in competitive slalom and downhill events.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French alpiniste. See alpine, -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for alpinist

alpinist

/ˈælpɪnɪst/
noun
1.
a mountaineer who climbs in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps
Derived Forms
alpinism, noun
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