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climber (n.)

early 15c., "one who climbs," agent noun from climb (v.). Botanical meaning "a plant that rises by attaching itself to some support" is from 1630s.

Climbing plants are distinguished as stem-climbers, which like the hop, wind upward around an upright support, and as tendril-climbers, which, like the grape-vine, cling to adjacent objects by slender coiling tendrils. Other plants climb also by means of retrorse bristles or spines, or by means of rootlets. [Century Dictionary]

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Definitions of climber from WordNet

climber (n.)
a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants;
climber (n.)
someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior;
Synonyms: social climber
climber (n.)
someone who ascends on foot;
Synonyms: mounter
climber (n.)
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
climber (n.)
an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing;
Synonyms: crampon / crampoon / climbing iron
From wordnet.princeton.edu