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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who explores caves chiefly as a hobby; a caver.

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  • n. One who explores caves; one who spelunks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who explores caves


From obsolete spelunk, cave, from Middle English, from Old French spelunque, from Latin spēlunca, from Greek spēlunx.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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