- mountaineer(def 1).
- a man who lives and works in the mountains or wilderness, especially a frontiersman or pioneer, as in the early American West.
Origin of mountain man
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for mountain man
The mountain-man was silent so long that Kerry thought he was done.Southern Lights and Shadows
Of many a mountain-man, the same might be said; and many an Indian too.The Wild Huntress
They were what the Indian and the mountain-man call "very poor."
But "luck," the mountain-man's Providence, seemed to have deserted Smith.
And at that the old Mountain-man curled his tail over his shoulder and shut his eyes.The Three Mulla-mulgars
Walter De La Mare