Spelunc
Spelunc Spe*lunc", n. [L. spelunca cave.] A cavern; a cave. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

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  • spelunc — noun A cave …   Wiktionary

  • spelunker — spelunking, n. /spi lung keuhr/, n. a person who explores caves, esp. as a hobby. [1940 45; < L spelunc(a) cave ( Gk spêlynx, s. spelyng , akin to spélaion; cf. SPELAEAN) + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spelunker — spe•lunk•er [[t]spɪˈlʌŋ kər[/t]] n. a person who explores caves, esp. as a hobby • Etymology: 1940–45; < L spēlunc(a) cave (« Gk spêlynx, s. spēlyng , akin to spḗlaion; cf. spelaean) + er I spe•lunk′ing, n …   From formal English to slang

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