What does Alpenstock mean?

Alpenstock meaning in General Dictionary

an extended staff directed with metal used in climbing the Alps

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  • a stout staff with a metal point; employed by mountain climbers
  • a lengthy staff, pointed with iron, found in climbing the Alps.

Alpenstock meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"long iron-pointed staff employed for hiking in hills," 1829, German, actually "Alpine stick."


Alpenstock meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A lengthy staff, pointed with iron, used in climbing the Alps.


Sentence Examples with the word Alpenstock

Latrobe, The Alpenstock (1829) and The Pedestrian (1832); J.

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