fourteener

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fourteen +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

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fourteener (plural fourteeners)

  1. (US, climbing) A mountain rising to more than 14,000 feet above mean sea level.
  2. (poetry) A (usually iambic) line of fourteen syllables.
    • 1984, Gerardus Antonius Maria Janssens, ‎Flor Aarts, Studies in Seventeenth-century English Literature, History and Bibliography
      He writes in well filled fourteeners, with individual words used not only vitally to convey the sense but also as a kind of metrical polyfilla.