[ awr-bi-teer ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to climb (a mountain) in a circular fashion as opposed to scaling.

verb (used without object)
  1. to climb a mountain in this way.

Origin of orbiteer

First recorded in 1985–90; orbit (in the sense “move in an orbital or elliptical path”) + -eer; possibly coined by Edward “Ned” Gillette (1945-98), U.S. mountaineer, skier, and author

Other words from orbiteer

  • or·bi·teer·ing, noun

Words Nearby orbiteer

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