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Meaning of Sherpa

Sher•pa

Pronunciation: (sher'pu, shûr'-), [key]
— pl. -pas, -pa.
  1. a member of a people of Tibetan stock living in the Nepalese Himalayas, who often serve as porters on mountain-climbing expeditions.
  2. (sometimes l.c.) an expert chosen by a chief executive to assist in preparations for a summit meeting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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