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mountaineering

[moun-tn-eer-ing] /ˌmaʊn tnˈɪər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of climbing mountains.
Origin of mountaineering
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; mountaineer + -ing1

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
First recorded in 1600-10; mountain + -eer
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  • Just then Jean's horse, weary and unused to mountaineering, stumbled.

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  • I was in Switzerland two years ago, and am quite accustomed to mountaineering.

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  • Professor McClure's barometer had a notable history in mountaineering.

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  • In mountaineering, all the party share the pleasures and the dangers.

    True Tales of Mountain Adventures Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
  • None of these gentlemen had any experience of mountaineering.

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  • We dwelt for some time upon the difficulties and dangers of mountaineering.

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British Dictionary definitions for mountaineering

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 mountaineering

mountaineer

n.

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

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