mountaineer

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Etymology[edit]

mountain +‎ -eer

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmaʊn.tɪnˈɪə̯(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmaʊn.tɪnˈɪɹ/, [ˌmãʊ̯̃(n)ʔn̩ˈiəɹ], [ˌmæ̃ʊ̯̃(n)ʔn̩ˈiəɹ]
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

mountaineer (plural mountaineers)

  1. Someone who climbs mountains for sport or pleasure.
  2. (rare) Someone who lives in a mountainous area.
    • Milton
      No savage fierce, bandit, or mountaineer.

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