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vertical sides of a doorway or window
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jam – fill too tightly; cram; fruit preserve
jambalso jambe (jăm)
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.]
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]
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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|Noun||1.||jamb - upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame|
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