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clamp

CLAMP, n.

1. In general, something that fastens or binds; a piece of timber or of iron, used to fasten work together; or a particular manner of uniting work by letting boards into each other.

2. In ship-building, a thick plank on the inner part of a ships side, used to sustain the ends of the beams.

3. A smooth crooked plate of iron forelocked on the trunnions of a cannon to keep it fast to the carriage. Clamps are also used to strengthen masts, and to fasten the masts and bowsprits of small vessels and of boats.

4. A pile of bricks laid up for burning, in which the end of one brick is laid over another, and a space is left between the bricks for the fire to ascend.

Clamp-irons, irons used at the ends of fires to keep the fuel from falling.

Clamp-nails, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.

CLAMP, v.t.

1. To fasten with clamps.

2. In joinery, to fit a piece of board with the grain, to the end of another piece of board across the grain; as, to clamp a table to prevent its warping.



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CLAMP, n.

1. In general, something that fastens or binds; a piece of timber or of iron, used to fasten work together; or a particular manner of uniting work by letting boards into each other.

2. In ship-building, a thick plank on the inner part of a ships side, used to sustain the ends of the beams.

3. A smooth crooked plate of iron forelocked on the trunnions of a cannon to keep it fast to the carriage. Clamps are also used to strengthen masts, and to fasten the masts and bowsprits of small vessels and of boats.

4. A pile of bricks laid up for burning, in which the end of one brick is laid over another, and a space is left between the bricks for the fire to ascend.

Clamp-irons, irons used at the ends of fires to keep the fuel from falling.

Clamp-nails, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.

CLAMP, v.t.

1. To fasten with clamps.

2. In joinery, to fit a piece of board with the grain, to the end of another piece of board across the grain; as, to clamp a table to prevent its warping.

CLAMP, n. [D. klamp; G. klammer, klemmen; Dan. klamp; W. clymu, to tie.]

  1. In general, something that fastens or binds; a piece of timber or of iron, used to fasten work together; or a particular manner of uniting work by letting boards into each other.
  2. In ship-building, a thick plank on the inner part of a ship's side, used to sustain the ends of the beams.
  3. A smooth crooked plate of iron forelocked on the trunnions of a cannon to keep it fast to the carriage. Clamps are also used to strengthen masts, and to fasten the masts and bowsprits of small vessels and of boats. – Mar. Dict.
  4. A pile of bricks laid up for burning, in which the end of one brick is laid over another, and a space is left between the bricks for the fire to ascend. – Encyc. Clamp-irons, irons used at the ends of fires to keep the fuel from falling. – Bailey. Clamp-nails, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.

CLAMP, v.t.

  1. To fasten with clamps.
  2. In joinery, to fit a piece of board with the grain, to the end of another piece of board across the grain; as, to clamp a table to prevent its warping. – Moxon.

Clamp
  1. Something rigid that holds fast or binds things together] a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces together.
  2. To fasten with a clamp or clamps] to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp.
  3. A heavy footstep; a tramp.
  4. To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.

    The policeman with clamping feet.
    Thackeray.

  5. An instrument with a screw or screws by which work is held in its place or two parts are temporarily held together.

    (b) (Joinery)
  6. To cover, as vegetables, with earth.

    [Eng.]
  7. One of a pair of movable pieces of lead, or other soft material, to cover the jaws of a vise and enable it to grasp without bruising.
  8. A thick plank on the inner part of a ship's side, used to sustain the ends of beams.
  9. A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal for coking.
  10. A mollusk. See Clam.

    [Obs.]

    Clamp nails, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.

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Clamp

CLAMP, noun

1. In general, something that fastens or binds; a piece of timber or of iron, used to fasten work together; or a particular manner of uniting work by letting boards into each other.

2. In ship-building, a thick plank on the inner part of a ships side, used to sustain the ends of the beams.

3. A smooth crooked plate of iron forelocked on the trunnions of a cannon to keep it fast to the carriage. Clamps are also used to strengthen masts, and to fasten the masts and bowsprits of small vessels and of boats.

4. A pile of bricks laid up for burning, in which the end of one brick is laid over another, and a space is left between the bricks for the fire to ascend.

CLAMP-irons, irons used at the ends of fires to keep the fuel from falling.

CLAMP-nails, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.

CLAMP, verb transitive

1. To fasten with clamps.

2. In joinery, to fit a piece of board with the grain, to the end of another piece of board across the grain; as, to clamp a table to prevent its warping.

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