mountaineering

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

noun

the sport of climbing mountains.

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 forms of mountaineer

mountaineering, noun
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