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[jam] /dʒæm/
verb (used with or without object), Obsolete.
jam1 . Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • 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 Harold Bindloss
  • 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.

  • We all passed a fearful night of suffocation and jambing, fasting and feasted on by millions.

  • In this event the opponent endeavours to render the communications undecipherable to one and all by what is known as "jambing."

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War Frederick A. Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for jambing


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 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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