alpinist

[ al-puh-nist ]
/ ˈæl pə nɪst /

noun (often initial capital letter)

a mountain climber, especially in the Alps.
a downhill skier, especially one engaging in competitive slalom and downhill events.

Nearby words

  1. alpine ibex,
  2. alpine tundra,
  3. alpine-style,
  4. alpinely,
  5. alpinism,
  6. alport's syndrome,
  7. alprazolam,
  8. alprostadil,
  9. alps,
  10. alps, australian

Origin of alpinist

From the French word alpiniste, dating back to 1880–85. See alpine, -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for alpinist

alpinist

/ (ˈælpɪnɪst) /

noun

a mountaineer who climbs in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps
Derived Formsalpinism, noun

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