[ klam-ber-ing, klam-er- ]
/ ˈklæm bər ɪŋ, ˈklæm ər- /

adjective Botany.

of or relating to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils.


Origin of clambering

Definition for clambering (2 of 2)


[ klam-ber, klam-er ]
/ ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ər /

verb (used with or without object)

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


an act or instance of clambering.

Origin of clamber

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

Related forms

clam·ber·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for clambering


/ (ˈklæmbə) /


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


a climb performed in this manner

Derived Forms

clamberer, noun

Word Origin for clamber

C15: probably a variant of climb
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