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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English clymber, clymbare, equivalent to climb +‎ -er.



climber (plural climbers)

  1. One who climbs.
  2. A plant that climbs, such as a vine.
    Synonym: creeper
  3. A bird that climbs, such as a woodpecker or a parrot.
  4. (cycling) A rider who specializes in riding uphill quickly.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From climb; compare clamber.


climber (third-person singular simple present climbers, present participle climbering, simple past and past participle climbered)

  1. (obsolete) To climb; to mount with effort; to clamber.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tusser to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for climber in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)