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Meaning of CLAMP

Pronunciation:  klamp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a device (used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  2. [v]  impose or inflict forcefully; "The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"
  3. [v]  fasten or fix with a clamp; "clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"

CLAMP is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: bench clamp, bring down, C-clamp, cramp, fasten, fix, holding device, impose, inflict, pipe clamp, pipe vise, press, secure, visit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clamp\ (kl[a^]mp), n. [Cf. LG. & D. klamp, Dan. klampe,
    also D. klampen to fasten, clasp. Cf. {Clamber}, {Cramp}.]
    1. Something rigid that holds fast or binds things together;
       a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces
       (a) An instrument with a screw or screws by which work is
           held in its place or two parts are temporarily held
       (b) (Joinery) A piece of wood placed across another, or
           inserted into another, to bind or strengthen.
    3. One of a pair of movable pieces of lead, or other soft
       material, to cover the jaws of a vise and enable it to
       grasp without bruising.
    4. (Shipbuilding) A thick plank on the inner part of a ship's
       side, used to sustain the ends of beams.
    5. A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for
       roasting, or of coal for coking.
    6. A mollusk. See {Clam}. [Obs.]
    {Clamp nails}, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.
  2. \Clamp\ (kl[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clamped}
    (kl[a^]mt; 215) p. pr. & vb. n. {Clamping}.]
    1. To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to
       place in a clamp.
    2. To cover, as vegetables, with earth. [Eng.]
  3. \Clamp\, n. [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. {Clank}.]
    A heavy footstep; a tramp.
  4. \Clamp\, v. i.
    To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.
          The policeman with clamping feet.        --Thackeray.
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