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Definition of "jamb" []

  • One of a pair of vertical posts or pieces that together form the sides of a door, window frame, or fireplace, for example. (noun)
  • A projecting mass or columnar part. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jamb" in a sentence
  • "Kennedy adds that the "jamb" in the French was so thick that the men could not bring down their arms or level a musket, and the Dragoons rode in the intervals between their formation, reaching forward with the stroke of their long swords, and slaying at will."
  • "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."