- either of the vertical sides of a doorway, arch, window, or other opening.
- either of two stones, timbers, etc., forming the sidepieces for the frame of an opening.
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Origin of jamb1
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Definition for jamb (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), noun Obsolete.
Example sentences from the Web for jamb
Once I got things set, I marked where the hinges met the jamb.Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY|Courtney Starr|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Her chum leaned against the door jamb while peal after peal of laughter shook her.
He had come nearer, and now, before the woman could shut the door, he thrust his foot between it and the jamb.
The wall switch for the electric light in the lower hall at the headquarters was right beside the outer door jamb—as I knew.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde