- to climb mountains, especially for sport.
Origin of mountaineer
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Examples from the Web for mountaineer
Around the same time, she met an American mountaineer at the Rum Doodle, a bar in Kathmandu.Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling
Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
March 30, 2014
A Chinese mountaineer held a green raincoat over his waist like an apron, covering his nakedness.
Sher Khan, a Pakistani mountaineer, sunk to his knees, shivering.
A Chinese mountaineer, Sher learned, had miraculously survived.
I am a mountaineer; having been born at my father's country residence.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
She had neither the strength of limb nor the agile grace of the mountaineer.The Shadow of a Crime
The ascent was perilous at any hour to any foot save that of a mountaineer.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Jean herself had remarked the gaze of the Alsatian mountaineer.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
The feeling is an unreasoning one, like the home-sickness of the mountaineer.The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases
Charles West, M.D.
- a person who climbs mountains
- a person living in a mountainous area
- (intr) to climb mountains
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Word Origin and History for mountaineer
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