mountaineer

noun
moun·​tain·​eer | \ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir \

Definition of mountaineer 

1 : a native or inhabitant of a mountainous region

2 : a person who climbs mountains for sport

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For ideas, look to the pros: early Alpine mountaineers. Vogue, "Day 12: Embrace the Cold," 12 Nov. 2018 Photo: Acey Harper/Getty Images My parents were mountaineers who liked packing their backpacks and heading up to the White Cloud Mountains on the weekends to fish. WSJ, "Skier Picabo Street Used Anger to Banish Fear and Become an Olympic Champion," 30 Oct. 2018 For mountaineers who scale Everest, there is no place higher to summit. Phil Davison, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Ritchie, 73, record-setting ultrarunner," 30 June 2018 For mountaineers who scale Everest, there is no place higher to summit. Phil Davison, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Ritchie, 73, record-setting ultrarunner," 30 June 2018 For mountaineers who scale Everest, there is no place higher to summit. Phil Davison, Washington Post, "Donald Ritchie, record-setting ultrarunner, dies at 73," 28 June 2018 Western mountaineers have been fascinated by Nanga Parbat since the 1930s. Marcin Jamkowski, Outside Online, "Rescue on the Killer Mountain," 11 Apr. 2018 Over the past few decades, Hilaree has established herself as one of the best ski mountaineers in the world. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "The Mentor: Hilaree Nelson," 3 Apr. 2018 A day of walking on Europe's most famous mountain, a superb high-mountain experience which can be made accessible even to the non-mountaineer. Jack Dancy, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Europe," 5 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of mountaineer

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mountaineer was circa 1616

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mountaineer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mountaineer

: a person who climbs mountains : a mountain climber

mountaineer

noun
moun·​tain·​eer | \ˌmau̇n-tə-ˈnir \

Kids Definition of mountaineer

1 : a person who lives in the mountains

2 : a mountain climber

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