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spelunker (spɪˈlʌŋkə Pronunciation for spelunker



  1. a person whose hobby is the exploration and study of caves

Derived Forms

speˈlunking noun

Word Origin

C20: from Latin spēlunca, from Greek spēlunx a cave

Example Sentences Including 'spelunker'

He was both pilgrim and spelunker , charting the darkness but arriving, finally, into bright light.
Pamela Petro THE SLOW BREATH OF STONE: A Romanesque Love Story (2005)


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