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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clamp  \Clamp\  (kl[a^]mp),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clamped} 
  (kl[a^]mt;  215)  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Clamping}.] 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  clamp  or  clamps;  to  apply  a  clamp  to  to 
  place  in  a  clamp. 
 
  2.  To  cover,  as  vegetables,  with  earth.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clamp  \Clamp\,  n.  [Prob.  an  imitative  word  Cf  {Clank}.] 
  A  heavy  footstep;  a  tramp. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clamp  \Clamp\,  v.  i. 
  To  tread  heavily  or  clumsily;  to  clump. 
 
  The  policeman  with  clamping  feet.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clamp  \Clamp\  (kl[a^]mp),  n.  [Cf.  LG  &  D.  klamp,  Dan.  klampe, 
  also  D.  klampen  to  fasten,  clasp.  Cf  {Clamber},  {Cramp}.] 
  1.  Something  rigid  that  holds  fast  or  binds  things  together; 
  a  piece  of  wood  or  metal,  used  to  hold  two  or  more  pieces 
  together. 
 
  2. 
  a  An  instrument  with  a  screw  or  screws  by  which  work  is 
  held  in  its  place  or  two  parts  are  temporarily  held 
  together. 
  b  (Joinery)  A  piece  of  wood  placed  across  another,  or 
  inserted  into  another,  to  bind  or  strengthen. 
 
  3.  One  of  a  pair  of  movable  pieces  of  lead,  or  other  soft 
  material,  to  cover  the  jaws  of  a  vise  and  enable  it  to 
  grasp  without  bruising. 
 
  4.  (Shipbuilding)  A  thick  plank  on  the  inner  part  of  a  ship's 
  side  used  to  sustain  the  ends  of  beams. 
 
  5.  A  mass  of  bricks  heaped  up  to  be  burned;  or  of  ore  for 
  roasting,  or  of  coal  for  coking. 
 
  6.  A  mollusk.  See  {Clam}.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Clamp  nails},  nails  used  to  fasten  on  clamps  in  ships. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clamp 
  n  :  a  device  (used  by  carpenters)  that  holds  things  firmly 
  together 
  v  1:  fasten  or  fix  with  a  clamp;  "clamp  the  chair  together  until 
  the  glue  has  hardened" 
  2:  impose  or  inflict  forcefully;  "The  military  government 
  clamped  a  curfew  onto  the  capital" 




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