mountaineer

noun
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

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An egocentric Austrian mountaineer gradually learns selflessness from the young Dalai Lama. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 An avid mountaineer, Erickson’s expeditions included Mount Everest. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Text messages before fatal plane crash near Girdwood reveal new details," 8 Aug. 2019 The Climbers dramatizes the real-life expedition of Chinese mountaineers Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua, who made a historic ascent up Mount Everest's North Ridge in 1960. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Shanghai: Wu Jing Unveils First Trailer for Everest Epic 'The Climbers'," 16 June 2019 Fly Denali is one of several aviation companies that offer flightseeing around the big peak, glacier landing trips, and climbing support for mountaineers. National Geographic, "Everything to know about Denali National Park and Preserve," 8 July 2019 Veteran British mountaineer Martin Moran led a team of four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian on the expedition. CBS News, "Bodies of 7 missing climbers removed from India's second-tallest mountain," 23 June 2019 Veteran British mountaineer Martin Moran led the team of four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian on the expedition on Nanda Devi East. Fox News, "Indian ground team looking for climbers' bodies in Himalayas," 10 June 2019 Why should the great mountain make the mountaineer sad? Peter Pesic, WSJ, "‘The Ascent of John Tyndall’ Review: Science at the Summit," 9 Aug. 2018 In 1978 world-renowned mountaineer, Reinhold Messner reached the summit of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen dressed in head-to-toe Fila mountain gear. Michelle Li, Teen Vogue, "Fila's Newest Collection Will Get You Outside ASAP," 18 July 2019

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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 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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