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alpinist (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to alpinism.
    • 1997, "From the editors," Jaskinie - The Caves (Bulletin of the Caving Commission of Polish Mountaineering Association), no. 7:
      The group of Warsaw cavers climbed out of several caves in Poland and of Sistema Cheve using alpinist techniques.
    • 2001, F. J. Sterck and F. Bongers, "Crown development in tropic rain forest trees," Journal of Ecology, vol. 89, no. 1, page 3:
      The crowns of taller individuals could only be studied from neighbouring trees (climbed using spikes or alpinist ropes).


alpinist (plural alpinists)

  1. (sometimes capitalized) A mountain climber, especially in the European Alps or in ranges of similar ruggedness and elevation.
    • 1885, "Notes and News," Science, vol. 5, no. 124, page 512:
      The Swiss geologist and alpinist, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, the first to make the ascent of Mont Blanc (Aug. 3, 1787), is to have erected in his honor a statue in the village of Chamounix.
    • 2000, Oliver Nicholson, "Constantine's Vision of the Cross," Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 54, no. 3, page 311:
      A cross in the sky could have appeared. . . . The famous Alpinist Edward Whymper saw a similar effect on the Matterhorn.
  2. (sometimes capitalized) A downhill skier who practises the sport on high mountains.






  • IPA(key): /alpǐnist/
  • Hyphenation: al‧pi‧nist


alpìnist m (Cyrillic spelling алпѝнист)

  1. alpinist