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orbiteer

[ awr-bi-teer ]
/ ˌɔr bɪˈtɪər /
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verb (used with object)

to climb (a mountain) in a circular fashion as opposed to scaling.

verb (used without object)

to climb a mountain in this way.

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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
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