- 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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On the latch side and the top, that’s along the lip in the door jamb.Here are 9 home maintenance tasks for your October to-do list|Jeanne Huber|September 27, 2021|Washington Post
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
It perplexed even Jellia Jamb, for a time, to know what to do with the animal.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz|L. Frank Baum
He leaned against the door-jamb and indulged in bitter reflections.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice