moun·​tain·​eer | \ ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce mountaineer (audio) \

Definition of mountaineer

1 : a native or inhabitant of a mountainous region
2 : a person who climbs mountains for sport

Examples of mountaineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That dynamic has changed somewhat in the past decade, as Lhakpa began to speak to more Western reporters following her divorce from Romanian mountaineer George Dijmarescu. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 12 May 2022 The climber was an experienced mountaineer who had previously been on a Denali expedition, according to Gualtieri. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 20 May 2022 The Viv™ Gore-Tex Pro Jacket is the ultimate choice for any ski mountaineer. Gabriela Aoun, Outside Online, 10 Nov. 2020 The crypto-bro investor does not evoke vicarious excitement, like a stuntman jumping motorcycles or a daredevil mountaineer, because his antics at the keyboard don’t appear to take much skill. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 18 May 2022 Orest was a thirty-six-year-old arborist, a father of five, and a passionate mountaineer. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 The Pakistan Army rescued 38-year-old American mountaineer Robert Jackson from K2 base camp earlier this week, according to a press release from Inter Services Public Relations. The Editors, Outside Online, 9 July 2015 His father, noted British mountaineer and avalanche educator Chris George, started teaching for SAS around 1980, and Tyler grew up in its midst. Devon O’neil, Outside Online, 28 Feb. 2022 The 32-year-old Ukrainian mountaineer urges her compatriots to have hope that the Russian invasion will soon end. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mountaineer

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mountaineer

mountain + -eer

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“Mountaineer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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moun·​tain·​eer | \ ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir How to pronounce mountaineer (audio) \

Kids Definition of mountaineer

1 : a person who lives in the mountains
2 : a mountain climber


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