hiker hiker  /ˈhaɪ kər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Every so often a hiker caught unawares by plunging temperatures, fierce winds and snow squalls dies of hypothermia.
  2. In 1948, legendary hiker Earl Shaffer became the first person to travel the full trail in one season.
  3. A hiker on a mountain path, for example, sees a long, curved shape in the grass out of the corner of his eye.

News

  1. Hiker rescued after 50-foot fall at Wallace Falls

    GOLD BAR -- A hiker suffered minor injuries Friday after falling over the lower falls at Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar. The hiker, 23, of Monroe, fell about 50 feet, Gold Bar Fire Chief Eric Andrews said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Hiker rescued after storm

    Rescuers spent the early morning hours rescuing a hiker who was caught in yesterday's storm.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WCYB 5 Tri-Cities

  3. Hiker rescued from Smokies

    A hiker was rescued from the Smokies by helicopter this evening and taken to Mission Hospital.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

Quotes

  1. "Our mountain is right here if you're a runner, a hiker, a mountain biker," Chavez said. "We have a marvelous bosque that runs through heart of city. ...... I've always thought we had more assets than they do, but we haven't developed those...
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Martin Chavez Source: Forbes

  2. Sir Richard said: "It looks very much like we're close to finding Steve. Hiker Preston Morrow needs to be thanked for alerting the authorities."
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Richard Branson Source: This is London

  3. "People see a guy who is charming, he's funny, he's entertaining," says Pat Toomey, president of the group, which has financed TV ads against Republicans it sees as insufficiently anti-tax. "When people find out he was a serial tax-hiker and...
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Pat Toomey Source: USA Today

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