alpenstock

noun
al·​pen·​stock | \ ˈal-pən-ˌstäk How to pronounce alpenstock (audio) \

Definition of alpenstock

: a long iron-pointed staff used in mountain climbing

First Known Use of alpenstock

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alpenstock

German, from Alpen + Stock staff

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“Alpenstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpenstock. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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