The sherpa is an experienced guide leading groups on climbs of Mt. Everest.
An example of a Sherpa is a skilled Tibetan mountain climber with endurance at high altitudes.
- pl. -·pas or -·pa a member of a Tibetan people living on the S slopes of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, known for their endurance at high elevations and often serving as guides for foreign mountain climbers
- [s-] a fabric with a woolly pile of polyester, cotton, etc., often used for linings of winter clothing
nounpl. Sherpa, or Sher·pas
(third-person singular simple present sherpas, present participle sherpaing, simple past and past participle sherpaed)
The verb derives from the noun.