thru-hike

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Etymology[edit]

From thru +‎ hike.

Noun[edit]

thru-hike (plural thru-hikes)

  1. an end-to-end walk of a long-distance trail in one unbroken trek
    • 2004, Sandra Friend, The Florida Trail[1], Big Earth Publishing, ISBN 9781565794924, page 37:
      … but you can expect a thru-hike of the Florida Trail to take up to three months …
    • 2011, Francis Tapon, Hike Your Own Hike[2], SonicTrek, ISBN 9780976581215, page 23:
      I shaved my head for the start of our thru-hike, …
    • 2014, Karen Berger, Daniel R. Smith, The Pacific Crest Trail[3], The Countryman Press, ISBN 9781581572124, page 12:
      … to our 2,658-mile thru-hike, …

Verb[edit]

thru-hike (third-person singular simple present thru-hikes, present participle thru-hiking, simple past and past participle thru-hiked)

  1. to walk end-to-end of a long-distance trail in one unbroken trek
    • 2006, David Miller, AWOL on the Appalachian Trail[4], Wingspan Press, ISBN 9781595940568, page 60:
      I've always wanted to thru-hike

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