from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The inside seam of a pant leg.
  • n. The length or measurement of such a seam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The seam of a trouser up the inside of the leg.
  • v. To impress or mark with a seam or cicatrix.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inside seam of an article of clothing; especially, the seam that runs from the crotch of a trouser leg down to the bottom.
  • n. The length of the inseam of a trouser leg.
  • transitive v. To impress or mark with a seam or cicatrix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See enseam.


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  • My neck itches and I pull up on the overalls, a movement that tugs the inseam into my crotch.

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  • A sales associate measured our inseam and pinned the pants, the only one of all the stores to do both.

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  • The capital of Delaware or the length of Humphrey Bogart's inseam is just a few clicks away.

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  • With shorts, the shortest she'll go is a piece with a 2.5-inch inseam.

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  • If you can compare a curlew to an inseam you can open whatever door you want.

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  • He was my first love and suddenly, it didn't matter that my inseam was longer than his.

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