mountaineering

[moun-tn-eer-ing]
noun
the sport of climbing mountains.

Origin:
1795–1805; mountaineer + -ing1

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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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Word Origin & History

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
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.
He played tennis to county level and belonged to a mountaineering club.
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