Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See enseam.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sewn along the inseam was a name label, de rigueur for any boarding-school student.

    Salem Falls

  • Sewn along the inseam was a name label, de rigueur for any boarding-school student.

    Salem Falls

  • The store includes hats, golf polos, and, of course, custom-made jean shorts with 10-inch inseam, tape-measure loop and a button front with brass zipper fly.

    Knicks Fans: Get Ready to Meet 'Jorts'

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

    Miracles, Inc.

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

    A Light Touch With Summer Denim

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

    With IBM's Watson on 'Jeopardy!,' how trivial is trivia?

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

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Ok. .they were a bit short in the inseam, but dang Mr. President does have some booty on him .... first time I've ever EVER wanted to watch an American president walk away so I can check out his backside.

    'I'm a little frumpy,' Obama says

  • Gringal, I'm a size 9 and almost 6 'tall so buying jeans and pants that are long enough and fit were the first items I bought online at Amazon and surprisingly, Wal-Mart had jeans with a 35 inseam.

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

    Retailers Vie With Tailors to Take Off the Cuffs

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