clamber

[klam-ber, klam-er]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.
noun
2.
an act or instance of clambering.

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

clamberer, noun
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clamber (ˈklæmbə)
 
vb (usually foll by up, over, etc)
1.  to climb (something) awkwardly, esp by using both hands and feet
 
n
2.  a climb performed in this manner
 
[C15: probably a variant of climb]
 
'clamberer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

clamber
late 14c., possibly frequentative of M.E. climben "to climb," or akin to O.N. klembra "to hook (oneself) on."
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Example sentences
Maligned by many of the professionals who clambered.
We scurried down one slope, clambered up another, and headed for the sheep that
  had eluded us for weeks.
They clambered down ladders on the ship's side to board lifeboats.
Once there, the troops clambered into a two-story house.
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