day hike

noun

Definition of day hike

  1. :  a hike that is short enough to be completed in a single day … set up a base camp deep in Escalante Canyon, one of the most popular sections of Grand Staircase-Escalante. From there we'll explore the northeastern portion of the monument in a series of long day hikes. — Traveler, April 2000

day hiker

less commonly

day–hiker

noun, plural

day hikers

also

day–hikers

Once the day hikers are gone, the hush is profound in this 7,020-acre wilderness … — Mike Steere, Outside, April 1993

day hiking

less commonly

day–hiking

noun Clinging precariously to the bouldered canyons, the palms provide wonderful opportunities for photography, day-hiking and picnicking. — Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, 1992

day–hike

intransitive verb,

day–hiked

;

day–hiking

;

day–hikes

He has day-hiked through the Enchantments, going in over Aasgard Pass and coming out by way of the Snow Lakes trail. — Scott Sandsberry, Yakima (Washington) Herald-Republic, 6 Dec. 2011

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First Known Use of day hike

1918


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