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seam

noun [C] uk   /siːm/ us  

seam noun [C] (JOIN)

a line where two things join, especially a line of sewing joining two pieces of cloth or leather: The bags we sell have very strong seams, so they will last for years. My old coat is coming/falling apart at the seams (= the stitches are coming out). figurative Their marriage is coming/falling apart at the seams (= likely to fail).

seam noun [C] (LAYER)

a long, thin layer of a substance such as coal that has formed between layers of other rocks
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