A white door jamb.
An example of a jamb is the part of a door that a bolt goes into when a door is locked.
- a side post or piece of a framed opening, as for a door, window, or fireplace
- a pillar of ore
Origin of jambMiddle English jambe from OFr, a leg, shank, pier, side post of a door: see gamb
- One of a pair of vertical posts or pieces that together form the sides of an opening, as for a door, window, or fireplace.
- A projecting mass or columnar part.
Origin of jambMiddle English jambe from Old French leg, jamb from Late Latin gamba horse's hock, leg ; see gambol.
Middle English jambe, from Middle French jambe (“leg”), from Late Latin gamba