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Meaning of JAMB

Pronunciation:  jam

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

JAMB is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 See Also: doorjamb, doorpost, upright, vertical, window frame



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jamb\, n. [Prov. E. jaumb, jaum, F. jambe a leg, jambe de
    force a principal rafter. See {Gambol}.]
    1. (Arch) The vertical side of any opening, as a door or
       fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical
       surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier,
       as distinguished from its face. --Gwilt.
    2. (Mining) Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from
       following the lode or vein.
  2. \Jamb\, v. t.
    See {Jam}, v. t.
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