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jamb

[ jam ]SEE DEFINITION OF jamb

Synonyms for jamb

  • frame
  • lintel
  • post
  • support
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Takes the ax and pounds with it between the jamb and the lock.

Fig. 22 is a part of the jamb molding of a church in Vicenza.

With a hollow sound the door fell inward, taking with it the jamb.

All the rear rows break into a trot and jamb up to the front in turn.

It is used for making fast a rope so that the strain will not jamb hitches.

The hub caught on the jamb, and the muzzle gaped on the crowd.

The shafts are detached, and there is foliage on the jamb between them.

But that jamb is merely the back of a small cupboard in the hall.

Against the jamb of the window, behind them all, Willie Carr stood leaning.

Jamb, not jam is the spelling of the side-piece of a door, window or fire-place.

WORD ORIGIN

side-piece of a door, window, etc., early 14c., from Old French jambe "pier, side post of a door," originally "a leg, shank" (12c.), from Late Latin gamba "leg, (horse's) hock" (see gambol).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JAMB

beam

nounlength of material used as support
  • axle
  • bail
  • balk
  • bolster
  • boom
  • brace
  • cantilever
  • column
  • crossbar
  • crosspiece
  • girder
  • jamb
  • joist
  • lath
  • lintel
  • pile
  • piling
  • pillar
  • plank
  • pole
  • post
  • prop
  • rafter
  • reach
  • scaffolding
  • scantling
  • shaft
  • sill
  • spar
  • stanchion
  • stay
  • stringer
  • strip
  • strut
  • stud
  • timber
  • transverse
  • trestle
  • two-by-four
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