noun (often initial capital letter)
a mountain climber, especially in the Alps.
a downhill skier, especially one engaging in competitive slalom and downhill events.
Origin of alpinist
From the French
dating back to 1880–85.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for alpinist
Historical Examples of alpinist
The Alpinist was dumfounded, silent—in him the acme of stupefaction.
Never within the memory of guides was there seen such an Alpinist.
From that terrible Alpinist issued I know not what mysterious aura which lightened and buoyed up every one.
The costume of the Alpinist, his spectacles, his accent, were quite enough to confound him in their minds with those agents.
The unfortunate Alpinist puffed, sweated, and replied with "Coquin de bon sort!"
British Dictionary definitions for alpinist
Derived Formsalpinism, noun
a mountaineer who climbs in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps
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