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jamb

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[ jam ]
/ dʒæm /
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noun
Architecture, Building Trades.
  1. either of the vertical sides of a doorway, arch, window, or other opening.
  2. either of two stones, timbers, etc., forming the sidepieces for the frame of an opening.
Armor. greave.
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Origin of jamb

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1350–1400; Middle English jambe<Middle French: leg, jamb <Late Latin gamba, variant of camba pastern, leg <Greek kampḗ bend of a limb

Other definitions for jamb (2 of 2)

jamb2
[ jam ]
/ dʒæm /

verb (used with or without object), noun Obsolete.
an obsolete variant of jam1.
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British Dictionary definitions for jamb

jamb

jambe

/ (dʒæm) /

noun
a vertical side member of a doorframe, window frame, or lining
a vertical inside face of an opening in a wall

Word Origin for jamb

C14: from Old French jambe leg, jamb, from Late Latin gamba hoof, hock, from Greek kampē joint
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