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Also, the parts of a rope at the place bound by the seizing, or caught by jambing.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Jambing, screeching, rolling and tumbling, it threatened all life that came near.Johnny Longbow
Roy J. Snell
Now they were driving down and, as Salter had said, jambing at the head of the rapid.The Protector
For real work, I prefer a pistol when it is half worn out, as everything then works smoothly and there is less danger of jambing.Automatic Pistol Shooting
We all passed a fearful night of suffocation and jambing, fasting and feasted on by millions.
- a vertical side member of a doorframe, window frame, or lining
- 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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Word Origin and History for jambing
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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