can·​yon·​eer·​ing ˌkan-yə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce canyoneering (audio)
: the sport of exploring canyons (as by climbing, rappelling, or rafting)
canyoneer noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bicycle touring, horseback riding, canyoneering and rock climbing are popular activities in the park. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 10 Feb. 2023 Opt for their two-hour canyoneering loop to the Goblin’s Lair, trekking into red rock slot canyons before a rappel into the Chamber of Basilisk, a gothic-like cathedral of red and brown sandstone. Nina Kokotas Hahn, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2023 Best known for hiking, mountain biking and canyoneering, the park also boasts hundreds of Native American archaeological sites, copious dinosaur digs and an astounding 660 species of wild bee. Joe Yogerst, CNN, 20 Dec. 2022 The design of the property plays off the natural beauty of the area, known for its world class world-class hiking and biking trails, white water rafting and canyoneering. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 17 Nov. 2022 Kelsey says outdoor retailers are excellent resourses for literature, and Utah is blanketed with guidebooks on hiking, camping, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, canyoneering and backcountry skiing. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Nov. 2021 Guests also have access to tennis and volleyball courts, a petting zoo, and the canyoneering and rock climbing opportunities that make this part of the American Southwest such a popular destination. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 23 Sep. 2021 Sixty-six teams from 30 countries competed in the race, which required paddling, canyoneering, sailing, climbing, swimming, mountain biking, building rafts, grabbing medallions and other skills. Tracy Swartz,, 11 Aug. 2020 Climbing, canyoneering and overnight backpacking are forbidden. Jim Morrison, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of canyoneering was in 1957

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“Canyoneering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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