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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jamb  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jamb  \Jamb\,  v.  t. 
  See  {Jam},  v.  t. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jamb 
  n  :  a  vertical  side  member  of  a  door  or  window  frame 




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