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spelunker

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noun spe·lunk·er \spi-ˈləŋ-kər, ˈspē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of spelunker

  • : a person who explores and studies caves as a hobby

Full Definition of spelunker

  1. :  one who makes a hobby of exploring and studying caves

Origin of spelunker

Latin spelunca cave, from Greek spēlynx; akin to Greek spēlaion cave


First Known Use: 1942

Rhymes with spelunker


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