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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

caver
(American.) 1. A slang term for one who engages in the hobby of cave exploration, or caving [9, 21]. 2. A person who explores caves in a safe manner while showing respect for the cave (all aspects of the cave), other cavers, and the land above the cave [13]. Synonym: spelunker; (British.) potholer. See also speleologist.