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climber Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
  2. noun someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
    social climber.
  3. noun someone who ascends on foot
    • a solitary mounter of the staircase
  4. noun someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains
    • the lead climber looked strong still but his partner often slumped in his ropes
  5. noun an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing
    climbing iron; crampoon; crampon.

Climb"er noun
  1. One who, or that which, climbs: (a) (Bot.) A plant that climbs. (b) (Zoöl.) A bird that climbs, as a woodpecker or a parrot.
Climb"er intransitive verb
From Climb; cf. Clamber.
  1. To climb; to mount with effort; to clamber. Obs. Tusser.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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