Meaning of “seam” in the English Dictionary

"seam" in British English

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seamnoun [ C ]

uk /siːm/ us /siːm/

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).

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

"seam" in American English

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seamnoun [ C ]

us /sim/

seam noun [ C ] (JOINT)

a line where two things join, esp. where two pieces of cloth or other material have been sewn together:

My jacket came apart at the back seam.

seam noun [ C ] (LAYER)

a long, thin layer of rock or another substance that formed between layers of other rocks:

a coal seam

(Definition of “seam” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)