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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from clamb, old past tense of climb

clamber

verb
     
clam‧ber [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
to climb or move slowly somewhere, using your hands and feet because it is difficult or steep
clamber over/across etc
They clambered over the slippery rocks.
We all clambered aboard and the boat pulled out.

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