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Word of the Day 09/01/20 Clamber

Clamber (verb, noun)
clamber [ klam-ber, klam-er ]


verb (used with or without object)
1. to climb, using both feet and hands; climb with effort or difficulty.

noun
2. an act or instance of clambering.

OTHER WORDS FROM CLAMBER
clam·ber·er, noun

WORDS RELATED TO CLAMBER
climb, scale, scramble

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

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR CLAMBER
Just gaining entry was difficult, and in many cases firefighters had to clamber up and lower themselves through windows.
AMAZING GRACE IN THE BRONX: INSIDE THE METRO-NORTH TRAIN-WRECK RESCUE|MICHAEL DALY|DECEMBER 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST

We get down on all fours and clamber along a 40-foot fallen log.
EXERCISING LIKE A CAVEMAN: A.J. JACOBS GETS PRIMAL|A.J. JACOBS|APRIL 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST

By a stroke of good fortune he collided in his flight with a tree; instinct made him clamber up; he did it awkwardly.
THE WITCH DOCTOR AND OTHER RHODESIAN STUDIES|FRANK WORTHINGTON

In one of the breaches appeared a red kepis followed by legs of the same color trying to clamber over the ruins.
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE|VICENTE BLASCO IBANEZ

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