caving

noun
cav·​ing | \ ˈkā-viŋ How to pronounce caving (audio) \

Definition of caving

: the sport of exploring caves : spelunking

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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, BostonGlobe.com, "How did 12 boys and their coach survive in a Thai cave for more than a week? Experts weigh in," 2 July 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 (2624 feet) and 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) underground, according to the caving experts. James Rogers, Fox News, "Thailand cave rescue: Could tech help bring trapped soccer team to safety?," 3 July 2018 But some national caving rescue experts can hypothesize. Tassannee Vejpongsa, BostonGlobe.com, "Trapped boys may have to dive from Thai cave despite peril," 3 July 2018 Remember this unhappiness as what caving will always produce. Carolyn Hax, The Mercury News, "Carolyn Hax: Family controlling my wedding," 7 May 2017 Remember this unhappiness as what caving will always produce. Carolyn Hax, The Mercury News, "Carolyn Hax: Family controlling my wedding," 7 May 2017

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First Known Use of caving

1932, in the meaning defined above

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caving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of caving

: the sport of exploring caves

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