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clamp

 (klămp)
n.
1. Any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts.
2. Any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together.
tr.v. clamped, clamp·ing, clamps
1. To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a clamp.
2. To establish by authority; impose: clamped a tax on imports.
Phrasal Verb:
clamp down
To become more strict or repressive; impose controls: clamping down on environment polluters.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch klampe.]

clamping

(ˈklæmpɪŋ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) the immobilization of a car or other vehicle by means of a wheel clamp
Translations

clamping

n. pinzado.
References in classic literature ?
He picked up a clean pine shingle that lay in the moon- light, took a little fragment of "red keel" out of his pocket, got the moon on his work, and painfully scrawl- ed these lines, emphasizing each slow down-stroke by clamping his tongue between his teeth, and letting up the pressure on the up-strokes.
His wrath was immediate with her second leap, and he sprang to the side to avoid her claws, and in from the side to meet her, his jaws clamping together on her spinal column with a jerk while she was still in mid-air.
In order to reduce the costs and time to produce products, the clamping of workpieces, their handling, as well as their movement--all take on a vital role.
The vertical range of machinery, identified as MVPI and available with a clamping force from 100 to 675 tons, provides accessibility to the mold area either from the machine front or laterally.
Black level clamping of the signal is carried out directly on the AC coupled input signal into the high impedance preamplifier input, thus eliminating the need for additional black level clamp capacitors.
Options: Cooling, heating platens, high-speed closing and clamping, oil heating for presses above 700 tons.
However, clamping requirements must be considered carefully in order to reduce setup time and maximize productivity.
State-of-the-art liquid injection molding machines available for immediate trial molding include a 75 ton clamping force vertical LIM, a 75 ton clamping force horizontal LIM and a 100 ton clamping force horizontal LIM.
Its product lines include VISE-GRIP(R) locking pliers, clamps and wrenches, QUICK-GRIP(R) clamping products, IRWIN(R) wood boring and cutting tools, POWERPRESS(R) pipe clamps, JORAN(R), TWILL(TM) and TURBOMAX(R) drill bits, JACK(TM) and UDEBRIK(TM) hand saws, SPEEDBOR2000(R) wood boring bits, MARATHON(R) and SPRINT(R) saw blades, PROSNIP(TM) snips, UNIBIT(R) step drills, HANSON(R) taps, dies and drills, CHESCO(TM) hex tools, and STRAIT-LINE(TM) marking tools.
The clamping jaws can be machined to conform to the shape of the workpiece.
Both machines feature a two platen clamping system using four tie bars as clamping cylinders, a design that is said to provide greater access to the clamp area and a more compact overall machine footprint.