Definition of summiteer in English:


Line breaks: sum¦mit|eer
Pronunciation: /sʌmɪˈtɪə


1A participant in a meeting between heads of government: by tradition, summiteers do not embarrass each other before an election
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  • So the summiteers brought developing country leaders to Genoa for an audience and asked UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to launch his AIDS fund there.
  • The summiteers would like to keep their meeting focused on bilateral matters.
  • So far it's unclear what the co-chairs have in mind to do with the mandate they received from the summiteers and the mayor.
2A climber who has reached the summit of a mountain: until last year the 70-odd summiteers were matched by the 70 people who had died on its flanks
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  • This May, Peter Hillary and Jamling Tenzing Norgay, the sons of the first Everest summiteers, will reach Base Camp after a leisurely trek with Brent Bishop, son of Barry Bishop, a member of the first successful American climb.
  • The celebrities rode in a traditional Nepalese-style procession of Everest summiteers, mountaineers, Nepalese government and other officials that passed through the main thoroughfare of Nepal's capital.
  • Everest summiteer and author of Military Mountainteering, Bronco Lane, says Jeremy writes with experience to set the scene for a mountaineering tragedy.

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