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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 of mountaineer
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; mountain + -eer
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  • 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 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.

  • It is famous for its wonderful power as a rock climber and mountaineer.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
British Dictionary definitions for mountaineer

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 mountaineer
n.

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

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