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Definition of caving

: the sport of exploring caves : spelunking

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Recent Examples on the Web Professional caving means entering a world more dangerous than any well-trod tourist cavern. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "Going caving? Bring these essentials underground with you," 18 Dec. 2020 The touchdown run featured several components: The caving-in of Minnesota's defensive line by Mayfield, right guard Andrew Stueber and H-back Ben Mason; and a crucial block from left guard Chuck Filiaga, who pulled around to take out a safety. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's revamped offensive line dominated in first game together vs. Minnesota," 27 Oct. 2020 The free event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features ice cavings, character meet and greets, an ice slide, hot chocolate, scavenger hunt and kids crafts. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "North Coast Harbor draws 195,000 visitors in 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 To really ramp up the adventure, there are summertime off-trail caving tours, where guides will show you routes that involve lots of crawling and squeezing. Nicole Clausing, Sunset, "Spelunking the West: 10 Great Scenic Caves to Explore," 22 Jan. 2018 Heavy rains in the fall mean the best caving months are February through August, and swimming is ideal in late summer when river temperatures are around 80 degrees. Patrick Scott, WSJ, "A Blow-Your-Mind Adventure in Vietnam’s Caves," 13 Nov. 2018 Boshoff, a caving specialist, expanded his team to include Rick Hunter and Steven Tucker. Lydia Pyne, Ars Technica, "Rising Star found a new species—now it wants to find a new way for paleoanthropology," 20 Dec. 2018 It is estimated that the boys and their coach are located about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) into the cave complex and somewhere between 800 meters (2,624 feet) and 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) underground, according to the caving experts. Fox News, "Thailand cave rescue: Electronic location gear, breathing masks could help save soccer team," 2 Oct. 2018 But some national caving rescue experts are weighing in, hypothesizing about how the cave’s conditions could have helped the group. Jaclyn Reiss,, "How did 12 boys and their coach survive in a Thai cave for more than a week? Experts weigh in," 2 July 2018

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Caving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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: the sport of exploring caves

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