Definition of doorjamb
: an upright piece forming the side of a door opening
Recent Examples of doorjamb from the Web
The intruder wedged the rifle barrel into the doorjamb and burst in, bashing her against the coat closet, then looked around, shouldered the rifle and blew her brother away.
To get the right amount, turn not to the tire itself but to your vehicle and a label often located in its doorjamb.
A rap at the door, a shoe on the doorjamb, then FBI agents, welcome or otherwise, entered to take away roughly 1 in 10 heads of a few hundred specific households – all men, all Japanese.
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DOORJAMB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doorjamb for English Language Learners
: an upright piece that forms the side of a door's frame
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