doorjambnoun [ C ]uk /ˈdɔː.dʒæm/ us /ˈdɔːr.dʒæm/ US also mainly UK doorpost
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- 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.