noun al·pen·stock \ˈal-pən-ˌstäk\

Definition of alpenstock

  1. :  a long iron-pointed staff used in mountain climbing

Origin and Etymology of alpenstock

German, from Alpen + Stock staff

First Known Use: 1811

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