noun Date: 1727 an upright piece forming the side of a door opening

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • doorjamb — [dôrpōst΄dôr′jam΄] n. a vertical piece of wood, etc. constituting the side of a doorway: also doorpost [dôrpōst΄] …   English World dictionary

  • doorjamb — UK [ˈdɔː(r)ˌdʒæm] / US [ˈdɔrˌdʒæm] noun [countable] Word forms doorjamb : singular doorjamb plural doorjambs a doorpost …   English dictionary

  • doorjamb — /dawr jam , dohr /, n. either of the two sidepieces of a doorframe. Also called doorpost. [1830 40; DOOR + JAMB1] * * * …   Universalium

  • doorjamb — noun The upright posts on either side of a door, which support a lintel …   Wiktionary

  • doorjamb — Synonyms and related words: French door, Samson post, archway, back door, baluster, balustrade, banister, barway, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, door, doorpost, doorway, front door, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • doorjamb — door|jamb [ˈdo:dʒæm US ˈdo:r ] n especially AmE a ↑doorpost …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doorjamb — door|jamb [ dɔr,dʒæm ] noun count a DOORPOST …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • doorjamb —   …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • doorjamb — n. vertical piece of a door forming the side of a doorway, doorpost …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doorjamb — noun (C) one of two upright posts on either side of a doorway; doorpost …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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