[ klahy-mer ]
/ ˈklaɪ mər /


a person or thing that climbs.
a climbing plant.
a device to assist in climbing, as a climbing iron.

Origin of climber

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at climb, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for climber

/ (ˈklaɪmə) /


a person or thing that climbs
a plant that lacks rigidity and grows upwards by twining, scrambling, or clinging with tendrils and suckers
mainly British short for social climber
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