Dictionary.com

alpinist

or Al·pin·ist

[ al-puh-nist ]
/ ˈæl pə nɪst /
Save This Word!

noun

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

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of alpinist

From the French word alpiniste, dating back to 1880–85. See alpine, -ist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for alpinist

British Dictionary definitions for alpinist

alpinist
/ (ˈælpɪnɪst) /

noun

a mountaineer who climbs in medium-sized glaciated mountain areas such as the Alps

Derived forms of alpinist

alpinism, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!