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EtymologyEdit

crag +‎ -s- +‎ -man

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹaɡzmən/
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NounEdit

cragsman (plural cragsmen)

  1. A climber of crags.
    • 1851, George Borrow, Lavengro:
      Meanwhile I had become a daring cragsman, a character to which an English lad has seldom opportunities of aspiring; for in England there are neither crags nor mountains.
    • 1910, John Buchan, Prester John:
      A boyhood spent on the cliffs at Kirkcaple had made me a bold cragsman, and the porphyry of the Rooirand clearly gave excellent holds.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 424:
      A skilled cragsman himself, he told his officers that he believed that a determined party of Gurkhas and other experienced climbers could reach the enemy by this route.