mountaineer

[moun-tn-eer]
noun
1.
an inhabitant of a mountainous district.
2.
a climber of mountains, especially for sport.
verb (used without object)
3.
to climb mountains, especially for sport.

Origin:
1600–10; mountain + -eer

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mountaineer (ˌmaʊntɪˈnɪə)
 
n
1.  a person who climbs mountains
2.  a person living in a mountainous area
 
vb
3.  (intr) to climb mountains
 
mountain'eering
 
n

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mountaineer
c.1600, "dweller in mountains," from mountain; meaning "to be a mountain-climber" is from 1803; see -eer.
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Example sentences
Mallory crystallised a romantic vision of the mountaineer, chasing after dreams
  on ice-wrapped summits far from home and hearth.
Sally, in contrast, had never done any serious climbing and did not consider
  herself a mountaineer.
Poor mountaineer doesn't even understand the basics of scientific method.
Paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident seven years ago, the amateur
  mountaineer subsequently scaled two other peaks.
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