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Either of the two vertical pieces framing a doorway and supporting the lintel. Also called doorpost.


(Building) one of the two vertical members forming the sides of a doorframe. Also called: doorpost


(ˈdɔrˌdʒæm, ˈdoʊr-)

either of the two sidepieces of a door opening. Also called doorpost.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorjamb - a jamb for a door
doorcase, doorframe - the frame that supports a door
jamb - upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame
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These are "floor level" markings on the doorjamb (on the inside of the door frame in the building hallway corridor, 12 inches above the floor, downwards).
Following the altercation, both the teens were said to have been handcuffed, when Nucera allegedly grabbed the 18-year-old man's head and slammed it "into the right side of the metal doorjamb," according to the affidavit.
An officer allegedly placed his hand on the man's back and began to push him forward when Nucera stepped in, grabbing the handcuffed teen's head and slamming it into a metal doorjamb, making a loud thud, the complaint alleges.
It appears that the mansion must be disassembled doorjamb by doorjamb, and perhaps never entirely brought down, no matter how wrongly constructed it might be.
After measurement, the under- or over-inflated tires were set to the (corrected) manufacturer recommended values found on the driver-side doorjamb of the vehicle.
The door must fit within a larger doorjamb, which can be as simple as upright poles on either side, secured to the frame at the top, with a lintel cross-piece.
A touchless power backdoor (with doorjamb protection function) has been included as a standard feature on a Lexus for the first time.
Assume a kneeling position, with your back against the doorjamb.
And in keeping with tradition the car still has large umbrellas in spring-loaded compartments in each doorjamb, as well as the organ stop ventilation controls on the dashboard.
Trailers typically list tow capacities on the tongue, and trucks display it on the inside of the driver's doorjamb.
It barely reaches the tape mark on the doorjamb signaling it's ready to play with the big boys.
A coating of rust on bolts or hinges inside the doorjamb is a clue that the car may have been submerged.