Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Definitions for spelunk
- to explore caves, especially as a hobby.
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Citations for spelunk
They were flown to Lebanon to ski the unlikely snow, sail the Mediterranean, spelunk the Jeita cave.
The pair of young German professors spelunking with their electric torches in the rafters of the Old-New Synagogue, or Altneuschul, had, as it happened, gone away disappointed; for the attic under the stair-stepped gables of the old Gothic synagogue was a cenotaph.
Origin of spelunk
Spelunk entered English in the 1300s from the Latin spelunca meaning "cave" or "cavern."