Origin of clamberMiddle English clambren; akin to Old Norse klembra, German (sich) klammern, to hook (oneself) on: for Indo-European base see climb
- The definition of a clamber is a clumsy or hard climb.
An out of shape person climbing up the side of a volcano is an example of a clamber.
- Clamber is defined as to climb clumsily or with difficulty.
Climbing up a sand dune on all fours is an example of to clamber.
intransitive verbclam·bered, clam·ber·ing, clam·bers
Origin of clamberMiddle English clambren probably frequentative of climben to climb ; see climb .
(third-person singular simple present clambers, present participle clambering, simple past and past participle clambered)
- The act of clambering; a difficult or haphazard climb.
- It wants a moist, cool soil, a sunny, airy position, and a few slender Pea-sticks to clamber upon.
- In the case of the stronger, taller-growing species they may be made to clamber over living trees.
- I stepped on it, but it bent and gave way and I began to clamber up a fence which I could scarcely reach with my hands.