[ moun-tn-eer ]
/ ˌmaʊn tnˈɪər /


an inhabitant of a mountainous district.
a climber of mountains, especially for sport.

verb (used without object)

to climb mountains, especially for sport.


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Origin of mountaineer

First recorded in 1600–10; mountain + -eer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mountaineer

/ (ˌmaʊntɪˈnɪə) /


a person who climbs mountains
a person living in a mountainous area


(intr) to climb mountains

Derived forms of mountaineer

mountaineering, noun
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