a stout adjustable walking stick with a metal point, used by mountain climbers and walkers in hilly or uneven terrain

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  • alpenstock — [ alpɛnstɔk ] n. m. • 1853; mot all. « bâton des Alpes » ♦ Vieilli Bâton ferré utilisé autrefois pour les excursions en montagne. ● alpenstock nom masculin (allemand Alpenstock, de Alpen, Alpes, et Stock, bâton) Long bâton ferré qui servait jadis …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alpenstock — |alpen stok| s. m. Bastão pontiagudo dos alpinistas.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra alemã Alpenstock …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • alpenstock — /alpenˈstɔk, ted. ˈalpnˌʃtɔk/ [vc. ted., Alpenstock, comp. di Alpen «Alpi» e Stock «bastone»] s. m. inv. bastone da montagna, piccozza …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Alpenstock — Al pen*stock , n. [G.; Alp, gen. pl. Alpen + stock stick.] A long staff, pointed with iron, used in climbing the Alps. Cheever. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alpenstock — Alpenstock, 6–7 Fuß langer, oben gekrümmter, mit einem Gemshorn gezierter Stock, zu Alpenwanderungen gewöhnlich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alpenstock — (n.) long iron pointed staff used for hiking in mountains, 1829, German, lit. Alpine stick …   Etymology dictionary

  • alpenstock — [al′pənstäk΄] n. [Ger, Alpine staff] a strong iron pointed staff used by mountain climbers …   English World dictionary

  • Alpenstock — Jacques Balmat s appuyant sur un alpenstock. Alpen …   Wikipédia en Français

  • alpenstock — noun Etymology: German, from Alpen + Stock staff Date: 1829 a long iron pointed staff used in mountain climbing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alpenstock — /al peuhn stok /, n. a strong staff with an iron point, used by mountain climbers. [1820 30; < G, equiv. to Alpen ALPs + Stock staff] * * * …   Universalium

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