A third hiker, Sarah Shourd, was released last year on $500,000 bail.
In his wrenching new film, 127 Hours, James Franco plays a hiker who saws off his own arm.
A hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly in Yellowstone this week, the latest in a rash of attacks.
As a hiker, I thought Strayed was a knucklehead—but a likable one.
Discovery Channel star Steve Searles was wrapping up a film shoot nearby when a hiker discovered the crash site.
"Get on to the hiker," (countryman) said Patsy to Joe, and they both laughed.
Exclusively for the use of the hiker the simplest of tent forms will answer.
At each ranger station, hotel, chalet, and permanent camp in the park will be found a "hiker's Register" book.
I may say here that Mr. Smith is a veteran and inveterate "hiker."
This will prove, upon investigation, to be a hiker, or maybe two or more.
1913, agent noun from hike (v.). Earlier as a type of boat:
The "hiker" or "tuck-up" as it is more generally termed, is a craft peculiar to the Delaware River, and is to the youth residing along the banks of that stream what the racing shell is to the Torontonian .... The origin of the name "hiker" is veiled in mystery. No member of the clubs engaged in sailing these boats can give anything like a satisfactory derivation of the word. The most common explanation is that it is corrupted from the local verb "to hike," which means to run or fly swiftly. ["Harper's Young People," 1885]
1809, hyke "to walk vigorously," an English dialectal word of unknown origin. A yike from 1736 answers to the sense.
HIKE, v. to go away. It is generally used in a contemptuous sense. Ex. "Come, hike," i.e. take yourself off; begone. [Rev. Robert Forby, "The Vocabulary of East Anglia," London, 1830]Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in American English, and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867. Related: Hiked; hiking. The noun is from 1865.
: The government got a big tax hike
[fr mid-1800s term hike up, ''go or raise up,'' related to hoick of the same meaning, both probably fr the asi dialectal sense ''go, go about'']