noun Date: 1920 the sport of rock climbing on large boulders or low cliffs • boulder intransitive verbboulderer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bouldering — noun Climbing, without ropes, on large boulders or boulder sized objects …   Wiktionary

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  • bouldering — boul·der·ing …   English syllables

  • bouldering — /ˈboʊldərɪŋ/ (say bohlduhring) noun the sport of climbing large rocks (as opposed to a rock face) …   Australian English dictionary

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  • bouldering stone — noun : pebbles of smooth flint used in abrading or crushing the faces of emery wheels and glazers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grade (bouldering) — In the sport of bouldering, problems are assigned technical grades according to several established systems, which are often distinct from those used in roped climbing. Bouldering grade systems in wide use include the Hueco V grades (known as the …   Wikipedia

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