[ jam ]
/ dʒæm /

verb (used with or without object) Obsolete.

Nearby words

  1. jamaican,
  2. jamaican ebony,
  3. jamal,
  4. jamal ud-din,
  5. jamalpur,
  6. jambalaya,
  7. jambeau,
  8. jambi,
  9. jambiya,
  10. jambo

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British Dictionary definitions for jambed



/ (dʒæm) /


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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Word Origin and History for jambed



side-piece of a door, window, etc., early 14c., from Old French jambe "pier, side post of a door," originally "a leg, shank" (12c.), from Late Latin gamba "leg, (horse's) hock" (see gambol).

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