- to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
- an act or instance of clambering.
Origin of clamber
Examples from the Web for clambered
Wasting no time, the two of them clambered onto the desk, pushing aside the flag of the Soviet Union that covered it.Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
I clambered back to my place and turned to the screen to find that Frankie was now the star.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
Mr. Wilde clambered to the floor and unlocking the cabinet, took a long square box from the first shelf.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
She clambered naked out a third-floor window and hung by her fingertips, intending to let herself drop into the bushes below.Cleveland Kidnapping, Anthony Sowell Case Linked by Indifferent Police
May 8, 2013
But then the biggest danger we faced was tripping over the occasional turtle that clambered out of Ladybird Lake.Ranger Rick and the Coyote
Carol Flake Chapman
September 10, 2011
But the two clambered into the half-seen dinghy and pushed off.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
He clambered round through the cellars with eyes and wits alert.
With a few added curses he clambered down into the car again.
Oswald Bareth was the first who clambered up from to leeward.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
Surely you recollect the day we clambered from the very bottom of Jaumegarde with Dubuche?His Masterpiece
- (usually foll by up, over, etc) to climb (something) awkwardly, esp by using both hands and feet
- a climb performed in this manner
Word Origin and History for clambered
"to climb with difficulty using hands and feet," late 14c., possibly frequentative of Middle English climben "to climb" (preterit clamb), or akin to Old Norse klembra "to hook (oneself) on." Related: Clambered; clambering.