Jamb
Jamb Jamb, n. [Prov. E. jaumb, jaum, F. jambe a leg, jambe de force a principal rafter. See {Gambol}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch) The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of a fireplace, a door, a window, etc.)


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  • jamb — [dʒæm] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: jambe leg , from Late Latin gamba] a post that forms the side of a door or window …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • jamb — ► NOUN ▪ a side post of a doorway, window, or fireplace. ORIGIN Old French jambe leg, vertical support , from Greek kamp joint …   English terms dictionary

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