A side post or surface of a doorway, window, or fireplace: he leaned against the door jamb
More example sentences
- Salvaged doors and windows housed in new jambs set up contrasts between new and old.
- The widths of original door and window jambs were calculated to fit the existing wall, and the addition of the new paneling makes the wall thicker by 1/4 ‘or more.’
- Extend window and door jambs as needed so they will be flush with the face of the new paneling.
Middle English: from Old French jambe 'leg, vertical support', based on Greek kampē 'joint'.