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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame.

Usage examples (36)
  • The "jamb" is the upright or side member; the "lintel" is the cross member of the doorway.
  • A continuous stream of useless signals which "jamb" the intelligence of their opponents.
  • Paul leaned against the door-jamb, while the genial
  • Feller touched a thin-lined circle in the door jamb. for more
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  • The elderly usher was pushed up against the door "jamb" (door post) as the shrieking fans tried to "jam" (a mass of people causing a blockage) into the concert hall.
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