1 of 4

transitive verb

now chiefly Scottish
: to patch together especially clumsily or hastily
I can clamper up the storyJ. G. Lockhart


2 of 4

noun (1)

plural -s
now chiefly Scottish
: a patched-together argument or charge
his defense was a mere clamper


3 of 4

noun (2)

plural -s


4 of 4

noun (3)

plural -s
: a skilled worker who operates a special rotary press that transfers an engraved design from one small steel roller to another in raised form so that it can later be impressed in a large copper roller for printing cloth

called also clammer

Word History


Transitive verb

frequentative of clamp entry 2

Noun (2)

clamp entry 2 + -er

Noun (3)

clamp entry 1 + -er

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“Clamper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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