The definition of clamp is a device, such as a brace or band, that holds things together.(noun)
A clothespin used to keep a bag of chips shut is an example of a clamp.
The definition of clamp is to fasten things firmly together.(verb)
When you use a device to hold a piece of wood firmly in place on a table, this is an example of when you clamp the wood to the table.
See clamp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < MDu klampe: for IE base see climb
Origin: var. of clump
See clamp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Middle Dutch klampe.
top to bottom: parallel and C-clamps
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