Architecture, Building Trades.
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.
Other definitions for jamb (2 of 2)
an obsolete variant of jam1.
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How to use jamb in a sentence
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.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
He had come nearer, and now, before the woman could shut the door, he thrust his foot between it and the jamb.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
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
British Dictionary definitions for jamb
a vertical side member of a doorframe, window frame, or lining
a vertical inside face of an opening in a wall
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