Meaning of “doorjamb” in the English Dictionary

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"doorjamb" in British English

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doorjambnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɔː.dʒæm/ us /ˈdɔːr.dʒæm/ US also mainly UK doorpost

Examples from literature

  • He cautiously peeked around the doorjamb, playing it up for comic effect. 
  • He was turning back when his eye fell upon the battered wooden doll set upright against his doorjamb, holding stiffly in its jointed arms a bit of paper folded like a note. 
  • The door would not stay closely shut—the doorjamb had sagged a little and the wind kept blowing the door ajar. 

(Definition of “doorjamb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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