- a horizontal timber in a wooden hull, secured to ribs to support deck beams and to provide longitudinal strength.
- mast clamp.
verb (used with object)
Origin of clamp
Related formsun·clamped, adjective
Examples from the Web for clamp
Maynard left the clamp in place and managed to pull out the blade.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life|Michael Daly|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's critical that suppliers do all they can to clamp down on electricity theft.
But in 1983, the Communist Party launched a Campaign against Spiritual Pollution, to clamp down on experimental art.
Hamas has in the past worked to clamp down on factions firing projectiles, like Islamic Jihad and others.
They were waiting for something to go wrong so they could clamp down on him.
The bar fell aside and he pulled a .45 pistol from its clamp.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
When pulling on the tie pin the arms of the holder tend to draw together and clamp it on the pin.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
The simplest means is to glue a thick board on the under side of the clamp.Practical Bookbinding|Paul Adam
The parallel part at a is to receive the driving clamp, but sometimes a lug cast on at that end is used instead of a clamp.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
This may be done with fire brick placed under the pieces in the correct position, or, better still, with some form of clamp.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting|Harold P. Manly