spelunker


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spe·lunk·er

 (spĭ-lŭng′kər, spē′lŭng′-)
n.
One who explores caves chiefly as a hobby; a caver.

[From obsolete spelunk, cave, from Middle English, from Old French spelunque, from Latin spēlunca, from Greek spēlunx.]

spe′lunk′ing n.

spelunker

(spɪˈlʌŋkə)
n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a person whose hobby is the exploration and study of caves
[C20: from Latin spēlunca, from Greek spēlunx a cave]
speˈlunking n

spe•lunk•er

(spɪˈlʌŋ kər)

n.
a person who explores caves, esp. as a hobby.
[1940–45; < Latin spēlunc(a) cave (« Greek spêlynx, s. spēlyng-, akin to spḗlaion; compare spelaean) + -er1]
spe•lunk′ing, n.

spelunker

a person who explores caves as a hobby. — spelunk, v.
See also: Caves

spelunker

Someone who explores caves as a hobby or pastime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spelunker - a person who explores cavesspelunker - a person who explores caves    
explorer, adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
Translations
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spelunker

[spɪˈlʌŋkəʳ] N (US) → espeleólogo/a m/f

spelunker

[spɪˈlʌŋkər] n (US)spéléologue mf

spelunker

nHobbyhöhlenforscher(in) m(f)
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