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EtymologyEdit

alpine +‎ -ist

AdjectiveEdit

alpinist (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to alpinism.
    • 1997, "From the editors," Jaskinie - The Caves (Bulletin of the Caving Commission of Polish Mountaineering Association), no. 7:
      The group of Warsaw cavers climbed out of several caves in Poland and of Sistema Cheve using alpinist techniques.
    • 2001, F. J. Sterck and F. Bongers, "Crown development in tropic rain forest trees," Journal of Ecology, vol. 89, no. 1, page 3:
      The crowns of taller individuals could only be studied from neighbouring trees (climbed using spikes or alpinist ropes).
  2. (skiing) Pertaining to alpine skiing or downhill skiing.

NounEdit

alpinist (plural alpinists)

  1. (sometimes capitalized) A mountain climber, especially in the European Alps or in ranges of similar ruggedness and elevation.
    • 1885, "Notes and News," Science, vol. 5, no. 124, page 512:
      The Swiss geologist and alpinist, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, the first to make the ascent of Mont Blanc (Aug. 3, 1787), is to have erected in his honor a statue in the village of Chamounix.
    • 2000, Oliver Nicholson, "Constantine's Vision of the Cross," Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 54, no. 3, page 311:
      A cross in the sky could have appeared. . . . The famous Alpinist Edward Whymper saw a similar effect on the Matterhorn.
  2. (skiing, sometimes capitalized) A downhill skier who practises the sport on high mountains.
  3. (skiing) Synonym of alpine skier

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alpǐnist/
  • Hyphenation: al‧pi‧nist

NounEdit

alpìnist m (Cyrillic spelling алпѝнист)

  1. alpinist

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