four·​teen·​er | \ fȯr-ˈtē-nər How to pronounce fourteener (audio) \

Definition of fourteener

1 : a verse consisting of 14 syllables or especially of 7 iambic feet
2 : a mountain that is at least 14,000 feet high

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Recent Examples on the Web Longs Peak, the park’s highest, deadliest mountain (with a total of at least 60 fatalities)—not to mention the most popular fourteener in Colorado—sees about 20,000 annual ascents. Jon Waterman, Outside Online, 15 June 2020 Here in Colorado, my boys are angling to bag a fourteener this summer. Rachel Walker, Outside Online, 22 Apr. 2019 At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is Rocky Mountain National Park’s highest mountain and its only fourteener. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 10 Aug. 2020 Hike, raft, fish, bag another fourteener, but beware: the technical, exposed route to Capitol Peak isn’t for the inexperienced. The Editors, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2020 Moving in the Alps is not like a jaunt up a fourteener. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, 26 Feb. 2021 Remember fourteeners can get very cold, even in the summer. John Meyer, The Know, 11 July 2019 Some may find this high-altitude dirt trail to be challenging, due to its 95 feet of elevation gain, but the impressive views of wooded hillsides and notorious fourteener Longs Peak will more than make up for any breathlessness. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 15 Jan. 2020 The element of adventure is a lot higher on thirteeners vs. fourteeners. John Meyer, The Know, 2 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of fourteener

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fourteener.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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