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Examples from the Web for jambed

Historical Examples of jambed

  • But the Germans had again set their apparatus in motion, and the messages were jambed.

  • In a few moments she struck and jambed, broadside on, across the mass of stone.

    The Long Portage

    Harold Bindloss

  • The foresail was torn and half-lowered, and the gaff at its head was jambed.

    Wyndham's Pal

    Harold Bindloss

  • A man got in, and jambed himself between her and the end of the seat.

    The Awful Australian

    Valerie Desmond

  • Its end worked upon a brass slide on the mast, and the grips had bent and jambed.

    The Coast of Adventure

    Harold Bindloss

British Dictionary definitions for jambed



  1. a vertical side member of a doorframe, window frame, or lining
  2. 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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