from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of the two vertical pieces framing a doorway and supporting the lintel. Also called doorpost.
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- n. Either of the upright posts on either side of a door, which together support a lintel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a jamb for a door
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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