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Definition of "mountaineer" []

  • A native or inhabitant of a mountainous area. (noun)
  • One who climbs mountains for sport. (noun)
  • To climb mountains for sport. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mountaineer" in a sentence
  • "Kalpana Das, who became the first mountaineer from the state to scale Mt. Everest, fell ill on her way back to base camp and developed joint pain, itching, respiratory problems and pre-paralytic symptoms. posted by 24/7 News Network @ 12: 56 AM"
  • "I suppose that every mountaineer is partly an idealist, otherwise why should he get up at three o'clock in the morning and be cold and wet and tired and hungry and frightened by turns, and then come back and say he had a marvellous day."
  • "There are people all over the United States to whom the mere mention of the word mountaineer evokes a fantastic picture -- a whiskey-soaked ruffian with bloodshot eyes and tobacco-stained beard, wide-brimmed felt cocked over a half-cynical eye, finger on the trigger of a long-barreled squirrel rifle."