doorjamb

[ dawr-jam, dohr- ]
/ ˈdɔrˌdʒæm, ˈdoʊr- /

noun

either of the two sidepieces of a doorframe.

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Also called doorpost.

Origin of doorjamb

First recorded in 1830–40; door + jamb1
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British Dictionary definitions for doorjamb

doorjamb
/ (ˈdɔːˌdʒæm) /

noun

one of the two vertical members forming the sides of a doorframeAlso called: doorpost
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