Meaning of “mountaineer” in the English Dictionary

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"mountaineer" in British English

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mountaineernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmaʊn.tɪˈnɪər/ us /ˌmaʊn.tənˈɪr/


  • But if you climb mountains – if you’re a mountaineer – many people will say you’re taking part in a sport.
  • By triggering these smaller avalanches, the resorts are able to prevent the snow from building up and becoming a danger to skiers and mountaineers.
  • Maybe that’s because mountaineers compete – in other words, they try to do better than other climbers.
  • Our guide was a very experienced mountaineer and showed us a lot of interesting things as we hiked.
  • Some mountaineers used to wear avalanche cords – 15-meter-long red-colored lines that dragged behind them.
  • When his job took him to New Mexico, he joined the local mountain rescue team, gaining valuable training from more experienced mountaineers.

(Definition of “mountaineer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)