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Meaning of JAMB

Pronunciation:  jam

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ankle, baluster, balustrade, banister, bayonet legs, bowlegs, calf, cnemis, doorjamb, doorpost, drumstick, foreleg, gamb, gambrel, gatepost, gigot, ham, hind leg, hitching post, hock, king post, knee, leg, limb, milepost, mullion, podite, popliteal space, post, Samson post, scissor-legs, shank, shin, signpost, snubbing post, stanchion, standard, stems, stile, stumps, tarsus, trotters, upright
 

 

 

 

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