| source : web1913 | Clamber \Clam"ber\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clambered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clambering}.] [OE clambren, clameren, to heap together, climb; akin to Icel. klambra to clamp, G. klammern. Cf. {Clamp}, {Climb}.] To climb with difficulty, or with hands and feet; -- also used figuratively. The narrow street that clambered toward the mill. --Tennyson. | source : web1913 | Clamber \Clam"ber\, n. The act of clambering. --T. Moore. | source : web1913 | Clamber \Clam"ber\, v. t. To ascend by climbing with difficulty. Clambering the walls to eye him. --Shak. | source : wn | clamber n : an awkward climb; "reaching the crest was a real clamber" v : climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling [syn: {scramble}, {shin}, {shinny}, {skin}, {struggle}, {sputter}]