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ˈklæm bər, ˈklæm ərclam·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clamberverb

    an awkward climb

    "reaching the crest was a real clamber"

  2. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputterverb

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling


  1. clamberverb

    To climb something with some difficulty, or in a haphazard fashion.

    The children clambered over the jungle gym with reckless abandon.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Clamberverb

    To climb with difficulty; as with both hands and feet.

    Etymology: probably corrupted from climb; as climber, clamber.

    The kitchen malkin pins
    Her richest lockram ’bout her reechy neck,
    Clamb’ring the walls to eye him. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    When you hear the drum,
    Clamber not you up to the casements then. William Shakespeare.

    The men there do not without some difficulty clamber up the acclivities, dragging their kine with them. John Ray, on the Creat.

    They were forced to clamber over so many rocks, and to tread upon the brink of so many precipices, that they were very often in danger of their lives. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 27.


  1. clamber

    Scrambling is a mountaineering term for ascending steep terrain using one's hands to assist in holds and balance. It is also used to describe terrain that falls between hiking and rock climbing (as a “scramble”).Sure-footedness and a head for heights are essential. Canyoning and stream climbing are other types of scrambling.


  1. clamber

    Clamber is a verb that refers to the action of climbing, moving, or getting in or out of something in an awkward and laborious way, typically using both hands and feet. It is often used to describe movement that involves some difficulty or effort.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clamberverb

    to climb with difficulty, or with hands and feet; -- also used figuratively

  2. Clambernoun

    the act of clambering

  3. Clamberverb

    to ascend by climbing with difficulty

  4. Etymology: [OE clambren, clameren, to heap together, climb; akin to Icel. klambra to clamp, G. klammern. Cf. Clamp, Climb.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clamber

    klam′bėr, v.i. to climb with difficulty, grasping with the hands and feet.—n. the act of clambering. [From root of Clump; cf. Ger. klammernklemmen, to squeeze or hold tightly.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clamber

    To climb; to ascend quickly.

Anagrams for clamber »

  1. cambrel

  2. cramble

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamber in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of clamber in a Sentence

  1. Zeid Raad al-Hussein:

    The notion of ghost ships drifting on autopilot toward the coasts of Europe in the hopes that coast guards will rescue the people on board and the hideous sight of men and women tearing their flesh on barbed-wire fences in a desperate, and sometimes lethal, attempt to clamber into Europe and find a better, more peaceful life: Such scenes are simply intolerable.

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