Jamb meaning

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The definition of a jamb is the framing that makes the side of a door or window.

An example of a jamb is the part of a door that a bolt goes into when a door is locked.

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A side post or piece of a framed opening, as for a door, window, or fireplace.
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(architecture, interior decorating, finish carpentry) The vertical components that form the sides of a door frame, window frame, or fireplace, or other opening in a wall.
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(mining) Any thick mass of rock that prevents miners from following the lode or vein.
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One of a pair of vertical posts or pieces that together form the sides of a door, window frame, or fireplace, for example.
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A projecting mass or columnar part.
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A pillar of ore.
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Origin of jamb

  • Middle English jambe from Old French leg, jamb from Late Latin gamba horse's hock, leg gambol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English jambe, from Middle French jambe (“leg”), from Late Latin gamba

    From Wiktionary