American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Either of the two vertical pieces framing a doorway and supporting the lintel. Also called doorpost.
- n. Either of the upright posts on either side of a door, which together support a lintel.
- n. a jamb for a door
- door + jamb (Wiktionary)
“In 1987 they finally found the narrow tomb entrance; on the doorjamb was the cartouche of Ramses II that Burton had noted in his journal.”
“The doorjamb was his ally; caught in the force of the blow, Nicholas's knee would shatter like crystal.”
“But behind the sitter, blurred from movement, a naked girl swings from the doorjamb, a wild apparition at odds with the placidity of the foreground.”
“My moist, wavering hand pulled the door handle and I almost fell onto the sidewalk when my foot caught the doorjamb as I exited.”
“Cara sagged against the doorjamb, then made her way into the bathroom, where she collapsed on the closed lid of the toilet.”
“Alexis wavered, steadying herself with a hand on the doorjamb.”
“The urgency moving through her, well, she might as well hump the doorjamb or cry aloud.”
“I head for the front door, reach for the handle, and crumple against the doorjamb.”
“GONZALES: Running out of his house, Ashley's year-old daughter banged her head on a doorjamb, opening a big gash.”
“She wobbled, tried to hold her smile and then reached for the side of the doorjamb to steady herself.”
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