from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is concerned in the exploration and study of caves; a student of speleology.

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  • noun A person who studies caves or the science of speleology.
  • noun potholer, caver

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  • noun a person who explores caves


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  • One of my best friends is an amateur speleologist and yes, he too had had his encounters with death.

    Cave Exploration

  • It was first explored by Svetina in 1839 who descended 100 m into the Reka, and in 1894 the famous speleologist Martel published his work Les Abimes.

    Skocjan Caves Regional Park, Slovenia

  • The cave, one of the most important ever found in Europe, was discovered in September 2000, in the south of Dorgogne, by speleologist Marc Delluc, who was prospecting in the Buisson-de-Cadouin area of the Dordogne.

    New Cave Art Discovered in France

  • A Franco-Indonesian expedition working on behalf of the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, led by Jean-Michel Chazine of France's National Center for Scientific Research and speleologist-photographer Luc-Henri Fage, found no archaeological material in the caves, leading them to surmise that they were probably used as sanctuaries.

    Borneo Cave Art

  • You can't walk through undertown without tripping over a starry‑eyed speleologist.

    Flinx In Flux

  • You can't walk through undertown without tripping over a starry-eyed speleologist.

    Flinx In Flux

  • He finally relented when Dr Pendrill reminded him that his chief assistant Dr Chant was an experienced speleologist - indeed, that was one of the very reasons he had been chosen for the mission.

    2061 Odyssey Three

  • I was not a speleologist and took my place somewhat gingerly on that unsteady surface, Thad facing me, our fingers interlaced on the safety cords, a pile of kits and one of Lugard's bundles between our feet.

    Dark Piper

  • A specialized speleologist, he knew these corridors the way his tongue knew his teeth; he had been finding his way through them in utter blackness twice a day for years.

    Citizen Of The Galaxy

  • A speleologist cave expert asks the crew to listen to the silence of the caves, then to the sound of their own hearts.

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