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Thursday, January 08, 2004

Definitions for clamber

  1. To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; to scramble.
  2. The act of clambering.

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Citations for clamber
At one point a whole horde of them fell over a shallow cliff. Plumes of red dust rose in the air as they struggled to clamber back up. Thomas Beller, The Sleep-Over Artist
It was nature's deep spring of sweet water that he fell into when he was just old enough to say a few words, reaching to retrieve his only toy, a tin cup -- and somehow did not drown but clambered out in time to meet his frantic mother racing down the path. Roy Reed, Faubus: The Life and Times of an American Prodigal
Origin of clamber
Clamber is from Middle English clambren, probably a modification of climben, "to climb."