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clamber

[ klam-ber, klam-er ]
/ ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ər /
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verb (used with or without object)

to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.

noun

an act or instance of clambering.

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Origin of clamber

1325–75; Middle English clambren, equivalent to clamb- (akin to climb) + -r--er6 + -en infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM clamber

clam·ber·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for clamber

clamber
/ (ˈklæmbə) /

verb

(usually foll by up, over, etc) to climb (something) awkwardly, esp by using both hands and feet

noun

a climb performed in this manner

Derived forms of clamber

clamberer, noun

Word Origin for clamber

C15: probably a variant of climb
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