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jamb

vertical sides of a doorway or window
Not to be confused with:
jam – fill too tightly; cram; fruit preserve
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

jamb

[dʒæm] Njamba f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

jamb

[ˈdʒæm] n [door] → jambage mjam jar npot m à confiture
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

jamb

n (of door/window) → (Tür-/Fenster)pfosten m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

jamb

[dʒæm] nstipite m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Complete with plastic wraps, carpet runners, moving blankets as well as door jamb protectors and a lot more, your furniture or bulky instruments such as a piano, will avoid any damage.
When the employee opened the door slightly in an attempt to identify the man, Berger "began to push the door open and placed his foot between the door and the door jamb as he pushed," according to court documents.
Photos show the poor guy's legs and lower torso protruding from beneath what some believe was an ancient door jamb. His head and upper chest are noticeably missing.
--Inflate tires to pressure indicated on the driver's side door jamb or owner's manual.
The thugs forced their way into the a room at the 3-star Britannia hotel, on Ranelagh Street, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, ripping the door jamb from its frame.
The deputies did so, but first removed the furniture barricades, and the screws that were driven into a door jamb, leaving the front and back door to the home open.
The base is attached to the door jamb. The door can be operated normally by others who do not use actuators.
chin over finger over ribs over tongue, pried from the door jamb,
As firefighters cordoned off the building and a resident of one of the nearby homes shoveled off his roof, Assistant Chief Johnson said another crew of firefighters had been dispatched to a residence on Sherwood Road, where the owner reported hearing creaking and cracking noises and couldn't close a door as the door jamb started to pull away from the wall.
According to the DOI/OAS, "The best way to reduce disorientation, confusion, the effects of inward rushing water, incapacitating injuries and the accompanying panic is to remain securely trapped in your seat and to establish a reference point [a door jamb or window]." Remain your seat until the aircraft and propellers/rotors have stopped.
She sat in a chair and he stood leaning against the door jamb.
Joyce Smith Sunderland Zena says: The posh name for a curtain pole that's fixed to the door and also the door jamb with a hinge is a portiere.