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Examples from the Web for jambing

Historical Examples of jambing

  • Also, the parts of a rope at the place bound by the seizing, or caught by jambing.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Jambing, screeching, rolling and tumbling, it threatened all life that came near.

    Johnny Longbow

    Roy J. Snell

  • Now they were driving down and, as Salter had said, jambing at the head of the rapid.

    The Protector

    Harold Bindloss

  • For real work, I prefer a pistol when it is half worn out, as everything then works smoothly and there is less danger of jambing.

  • We all passed a fearful night of suffocation and jambing, fasting and feasted on by millions.

British Dictionary definitions for jambing



  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 jambing



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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