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jamb

also jambe  (jăm)
n.
1. One of a pair of vertical posts or pieces that together form the sides of an opening, as for a door, window, or fireplace.
2. A projecting mass or columnar part.

[Middle English jambe, from Old French, leg, jamb, from Late Latin gamba, horse's hock, leg; see gambol.]

jamb

(dʒæm) or

jambe

n
1. (Building) a vertical side member of a doorframe, window frame, or lining
2. (Building) a vertical inside face of an opening in a wall
[C14: from Old French jambe leg, jamb, from Late Latin gamba hoof, hock, from Greek kampē joint]

jamb

(dʒæm)

n.
a. either of the vertical sides of a doorway, window, or other opening.
b. either of two members forming the sidepieces for the frame of an opening.
[1350–1400; Middle English jambe < Middle French: leg, jamb < Late Latin gamba, variant of camba pastern, leg < Greek kampḗ bend of a limb]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jamb - upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window framejamb - upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame
doorjamb, doorpost - a jamb for a door
upright, vertical - a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
window frame - the framework that supports a window
Translations

jamb

[dʒæm] Njamba f

jamb

[ˈdʒæm] n [door] → jambage mjam jar npot m à confiture

jamb

n (of door/window) → (Tür-/Fenster)pfosten m

jamb

[dʒæm] nstipite m
References in classic literature ?
Over all, on an escutcheon of the first, a jambe gules.
A jambe gules erased," said Sir Nigel, shaking his head solemnly.
Squires were running hither and thither, or aiding their masters to don armor, lacing helm to hauberk, tying the points of ailette, coude, and rondel; buckling cuisse and jambe to thigh and leg.
The "dirty" work: In the studio Manger is extraordinarily specific, executing a rond de jambe en l'air at the barre as if her supporting knee is too hot to touch.
Un berger, originaire de la localite de Fej Bouhsine, situee a proximite de la zone militaire tampon de Chaambi (gouvernorat de Kasserine), a ete blesse a la jambe, dimanche soir, dans l'explosion d'une mine, d'apres une source medicale a l'hopital regional de Kasserine.
Le communique a rappelle qu'un autre ressortissant, Amine Merzoug, immatricule aupres de l'Ambassade d'Algerie a Ouagadougou, employe d'une ONG koweitienne, a ete blesse a la jambe.
And you don't need to know the difference between a demi-plie and a rond de jambe to appreciate the beauty and grace of The Red Shoes.
Lastly Etudes is an hommage to ballet technique on a piano score written by Carl Czerny, in which simple and elegant ronds de jambe alternate with complex variations.
Comme par miracle, l'enfant infirme retrouva l'usage de ses membres, a l'exception de sa jambe gauche qui boite severement.
Le Dr House est un medecin a part car il ne correspond pas a l'image traditionnelle portee par la medecine: d'une part, son comportement est considere comme asocial, d'autre part, physiquement il souffre d'une boiterie (provenant d'une douleur a la jambe droite) qui l'oblige a marcher a l'aide d'une canne et d'abuser de Vicodin, un analgesique opiace pour soulager sa douleur.
Le site Hakaekonline a rapporte que l'un des 4 soldats blesses dans l'explosion aujourd'hui d'une mine a Jebel Ouergha au Kef (nord-ouest) a subi une intervention chirurgicale au niveau de la jambe.
Au cours de cette operation, qui a eu lieu a 7,5 nautiques de Oued Laou, un trafiquant est decede et un autre a ete blesse a la jambe gauche, precise un communique de la Gendarmerie royale.