What does the word jamb mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A side of a doorway, etc.

Usage examples for jamb

  1. In setting the gauge to the diameter of the shaft, the cap end C and jamb- nut H are screwed home, so as to obtain a correct measurement while all parts are locked secure. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. In the doorway, leaning against the jamb, he said, solemnly: " Look here, young feller, just mark my words, women are devils. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  3. The woman bobbed her head in some uncertainty, then spoke in her own language to her husband who thrust himself into the doorway and leaned a heavy, flanneled shoulder against the jamb. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse