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climber

[klahy-mer] /ˈklaɪ mər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that climbs.
2.
a climbing plant.
4.
a device to assist in climbing, as a climbing iron.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see climb, -er1
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Examples for climbers
  • Except for gorillas and humans, all true apes are agile climbers of trees.
  • The earliest alpine mountain climbers sometimes came upon whole villages of cretins.
British Dictionary definitions for climbers

climber

/ˈklaɪmə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that climbs
2.
a plant that lacks rigidity and grows upwards by twining, scrambling, or clinging with tendrils and suckers
3.
(mainly Brit) short for social climber
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Word Origin and History for climbers

climber

n.

early 15c., "one who climbs," agent noun from climb (v.). Of plants, from 1630s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for climbers

climber

noun

an ambitious person: not your average social climber (1833+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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