- 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)
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Origin of clamp
OTHER WORDS FROM clampun·clamped, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for clamp
The Innogear stand clamps directly onto your desk and stays wherever you put it thanks to spring tension.Gifts that make video calls look and feel more glamorous|Stan Horaczek|December 9, 2020|Popular Science
Some lawmakers are upset by several recent actions social media companies have taken that clamp down on free speech, while others think the companies are doing far too little far too late.Everything to know about the political food fight over Section 230|Danielle Abril|October 19, 2020|Fortune
People like to use this stand with a seated or standing desk, and it has front clamps to prevent your machine from slipping.
We appreciate the ergonomic top with an extended, 100-millimeter clamp zone that’s perfect for mounting a cycling computer, aero bars, handlebar bag, lights, and anything else we might need to bring along on our adventure outings.
Each arm can independently support up to 20 pounds, and they’re joined together by a single central desk clamp.The best monitor arms for desk-mounting your display|PopSci Commerce Team|August 26, 2020|Popular Science
Researchers were aware that the DEA was going to fairly quickly clamp down on MDMA.
The carabiner is a D-shaped metal clamp that has a gate that opens and closes.Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the Circus|Marina Watts|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cordice affixed a surgical clamp to the blade to accord a grip on it.
Maynard left the clamp in place and managed to pull out the blade.
Some are meant to be worn as you sleep, like this seemingly suffocating clip and this metallic clamp.DIY Plastic Surgery: Can You Change Your Face Without Going Under the Knife?|Nina Strochlic|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes they would clamp a crooked stick between a grooved piece of sandstone and a flat bone.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
When the shellac is thoroughly dry, warm the stone again to melt the shellac, and clamp the pieces together.
Sometimes a dozen of them would clamp their peavies on either side, and by sheer brute force carry the stick to deep water.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
When pulling on the tie pin the arms of the holder tend to draw together and clamp it on the pin.
In either case, do not let the edges of the splicing material meet, and it will clamp tightly on the whip.