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mountaineer

[moun-tn-eer] /ˌmaʊn tnˈɪər/
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
1600-1610
1600-10; mountain + -eer
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  • 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.
  • And you don't have to be a mountaineer to make it happen.
British Dictionary definitions for mountaineer

mountaineer

/ˌmaʊntɪˈnɪə/
noun
1.
a person who climbs mountains
2.
a person living in a mountainous area
verb
3.
(intransitive) to climb mountains
Derived Forms
mountaineering, noun
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Word Origin and History for mountaineer
n.

c.1600, "dweller in mountains," from mountain + -eer. Verb meaning "to be a mountain-climber" is from 1803.

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