clambering

[klam-ber-ing, klam-er-]
adjective Botany.
of or pertaining to plants that creep or climb like vines, but without benefit of tendrils.

Origin:
clamber + -ing1

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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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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
Then she looked around hopefully, as if to solicit help clambering out of her
  own construction.
They drain easily when wet, they provided traction for clambering on rocks and
  climbing trees and they look smart.
It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has
  been observed clambering onto land to sunbathe.
They also break legs clambering over concrete abutments and get smacked by
  automobiles.
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