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[jam] /dʒæm/
verb (used with or without object), Obsolete.
jam1 . Unabridged
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  • But the Germans had again set their apparatus in motion, and the messages were jambed.

  • In a few moments she struck and jambed, broadside on, across the mass of stone.

    The Long Portage Harold Bindloss
  • The foresail was torn and half-lowered, and the gaff at its head was jambed.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • A man got in, and jambed himself between her and the end of the seat.

    The Awful Australian Valerie Desmond
  • Its end worked upon a brass slide on the mast, and the grips had bent and jambed.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • The long chase is the stern chase, but Mossamedes could not make off like this because she was jambed against the coast.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck

    Harold Bindloss
  • Finally, when no more can fall in, piece after piece is jambed in by a pricker, and the cask is bunged up.

    Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston
  • Then they stopped on an awkward pitch where a big bulging stone, jambed in a crack, cut their view.

    Northwest! Harold Bindloss
  • It has an unusually thick head-rope, and some lengths of iron pipe are jambed between the blades and the rudder.

    Johnstone of the Border Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for jambed


a vertical side member of a doorframe, window frame, or lining
a vertical inside face of an opening in a wall
Word Origin
C14: from Old French jambe leg, jamb, from Late Latin gamba hoof, hock, from Greek kampē joint
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Word Origin and History for jambed



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).

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