four·​teen·​er fȯr-ˈtē-nər How to pronounce fourteener (audio)
: a verse consisting of 14 syllables or especially of 7 iambic feet
: a mountain that is at least 14,000 feet high

Examples of fourteener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three other fourteeners — of which there are 53 or 58, depending on the definition — are also on private property. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, 23 July 2023 The owner of Mount Lindsey, another fourteener, closed it in 2021 based on the appellate decision. Karin Brulliard, Washington Post, 23 July 2023 Angel of Shavano Campground, San Isabel National Forest Fun fact: Colorado has 53 fourteeners (peaks over 14,000 feet high), and 19 are in San Isabel National Forest. Carrie Dennis, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2023 Given these mountains’ central location, opportunities—for climbs ranging from the remote fourteener Mount Tyndall to more easy-access summits like Mount Silliman—abound for peak baggers of all skill levels. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 1 Nov. 2022 Set on bagging a fourteener in Colorado or elsewhere? Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Dec. 2022 Leave no trace was his other concern, since nobody wants to see Uncompahre or any other fourteener transformed into a dumping ground for junk. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 22 Aug. 2022 The valley’s higher altitude terrain is comparable to running the boulder or talus fields of a Colorado fourteener. Morgan Tilton, Outside Online, 1 Aug. 2017 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fourteener was in 1884

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“Fourteener.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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