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mountaineering

[moun-tn-eer-ing] /ˌmaʊn tnˈɪər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of climbing mountains.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; mountaineer + -ing1

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
1600-10; mountain + -eer
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Examples for mountaineering
  • Meanwhile, heavy-duty mountaineering boots are appropriate for those climbing a mountain.
  • Snow, rock and ice climbing are all available, as well as mountaineering.
  • Descending into the sharply tilted ship will require mountaineering skills.
  • The new materials also are appearing in mountaineering boots, fishing waders, and thermal underwear.
  • He played tennis to county level and belonged to a mountaineering club.
  • Permits are not required for mountaineering, but climbers on overnight trips must have a backcountry permit to camp or bivouac.
  • Learn more about this process in the mountaineering section of the website.
  • The latest trend in mountaineering may be pushing climbers over the edge.
  • Those experiences, along with many others, fostered a caution renowned in mountaineering circles.
  • It was as though all my best mountaineering buddies had gathered for a reunion.
British Dictionary definitions for mountaineering

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 mountaineering

mountaineer

n.

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

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