climber

noun climb·er \ ˈklī-mər \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of climber

plural climbers
1 a : a person or animal that climbs
  • a tree climber
  • a bicyclist who's an excellent climber
  • a mountain climber
  • We also teach how to handle a rope and how to belay another climber to protect them if they fall.
  • —Lou Whittaker
— see also rock climber
b : a climbing plant
  • ivy and other climbers
  • Owing to their size and abundance, climbing plants, especially the large woody climbers or lianes, are one of the most impressive features of the Tropical Rain forest.
  • —P. W. Richards

Examples of climber in a Sentence

  1. Chimpanzees are excellent climbers and spend a lot of their lives in trees.

  2. climbers like clematis and ivy

Recent Examples of climber from the Web

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First Known Use of climber

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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CLIMBER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of climber for English Language Learners

  • : someone who climbs mountains, cliffs, etc., as a sport

  • : an animal that climbs a lot or very well

  • : a plant that grows up walls, poles, etc.,



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