al·​pen·​stock ˈal-pən-ˌstäk How to pronounce alpenstock (audio)
: a long iron-pointed staff used in mountain climbing

Word History


German, from Alpen + Stock staff

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpenstock was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Alpenstock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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