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[dawr-jam, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌdʒæm, ˈdoʊr-/
either of the two sidepieces of a doorframe.
Also called doorpost.
Origin of doorjamb
1830-40; door + jamb1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for doorjamb
  • He stands flat against the doorjamb, facing the living room, his eyes darting left and right.
  • Your vehicle's build date is on a on a label affixed to the driver-side doorjamb.
  • Any doorway can function as a light stand once you insert the knife between the door and the doorjamb.
  • The cable is supported by the lattice framework and doorjamb of the sides, which are in turn supported by a circular platform.
British Dictionary definitions for doorjamb


one of the two vertical members forming the sides of a doorframe Also called doorpost
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