Definitions for: Jamb

[n] upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

Webster (1913) Definition: Jamb, n. [Prov. E. jaumb, jaum, F. jambe a leg, jambe de
force a principal rafter. See Gambol.]
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.

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

Jamb, v. t.
See Jam, v. t.

See Also: doorjamb, doorpost, upright, vertical, window frame

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