mountaineering

[moun-tn-eer-ing]
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Origin of mountaineering

First recorded in 1795–1805; mountaineer + -ing1

mountaineer

[moun-tn-eer]
noun
  1. an inhabitant of a mountainous district.
  2. a climber of mountains, especially for sport.
verb (used without object)
  1. to climb mountains, especially for sport.

Origin of mountaineer

First recorded in 1600–10; mountain + -eer
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Related Words for mountaineering

hiking, alpinism

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British Dictionary definitions for mountaineering

mountaineer

noun
  1. a person who climbs mountains
  2. a person living in a mountainous area
verb
  1. (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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