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jamb

noun \ˈjam\

: a board that forms the side of a door or window

Full Definition of JAMB

1
:  an upright piece or surface forming the side of an opening (as for a door, window, or fireplace)
2
:  a projecting columnar part or mass
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Origin of JAMB

Middle English jambe, from Anglo-French jambe, gambe, literally, leg, from Late Latin gamba — more at gambit
First Known Use: 14th century
JAMB Defined for Kids

jamb

noun \ˈjam\

Definition of JAMB for Kids

:  a vertical piece forming the side of an opening (as for a doorway)

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