spelunker
noun Etymology: Latin spelunca cave, from Greek spēlynx; akin to Greek spēlaion cave Date: 1942 one who makes a hobby of exploring and studying caves

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  • Spelunker — ist ein Computerspiel für Atari 8 Bit Homecomputer, das auch für den Commodore 64 und das NES adaptiert wurde. Es ist ein Plattformspiel, wie Pitfall! oder Curse of Ra. Das Titelwort, zu dem es auch das Verb „spelunking“ gibt, bedeutet so viel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spelunker — has several meanings.* Spelunker may refer to a person who explores caves or is interested in caving. * Spelunker is a video game …   Wikipedia

  • spelunker — a cave bug; one who explores caves as a hobby, 1942, formed from obsolete SPELUNK (Cf. spelunk) cave, cavern …   Etymology dictionary

  • spelunker — ☆ spelunker [spi luŋ′kər, spē′luŋ΄kər ] n. [< obs. spelunk, cave (< ME spelunke < L spelunca < Gr spēlynx, akin to spēlaion, cave) + ER] a person who explores caves as a hobby spelunking n …   English World dictionary

  • spelunker — [[t]spɪlʌ̱ŋkə(r)[/t]] spelunkers N COUNT A spelunker is someone who goes into underground caves and tunnels as a leisure activity. [AM] (in BRIT, use potholer) …   English dictionary

  • 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 — noun One who explores caves; one who spelunks …   Wiktionary

  • spelunker —    See caver …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • spelunker — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. cave explorer. see cave …   English dictionary for students

  • spelunker — n. one who explores caves as a hobby …   English contemporary dictionary

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