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mountaineering

[ moun-tn-eer-ing ]
/ ˌmaʊn tnˈɪər ɪŋ /
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noun

the sport of climbing mountains.

RELATED WORDS

hiking, alpinism

Nearby words

mountain wave, mountain whitefish, mountain wind, mountainboard, mountaineer, mountaineering, mountainous, mountainside, mountaintop, mountainy, mountbatten

Origin of mountaineering

First recorded in 1795–1805; mountaineer + -ing1

Definition for mountaineering (2 of 2)

mountaineer

[ moun-tn-eer ]
/ ˌmaʊn tnˈɪər /

noun

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

verb (used without object)

to climb mountains, especially for sport.

Origin of mountaineer

First recorded in 1600–10; mountain + -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for mountaineering

mountaineer

/ (ˌmaʊntɪˈnɪə) /

noun

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

verb

(intr) to climb mountains
Derived Formsmountaineering, noun
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Word Origin and History for mountaineering

mountaineer


n.

c.1600, "dweller in mountains," from mountain + -eer. Verb meaning "to be a mountain-climber" is from 1803.

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