Definition and Meanings for clamp

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Clamp is ranked 14,304 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of clamp

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of clamp

cf. lg. & d. klamp, dan. klampe, also d. klampen to fasten, clasp. cf. clamber, cramp prob. an imitative word. cf. clank

Meaning of clamp


as noun

  • something rigid that holds fast or binds things together; a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces together.
  • an instrument with a screw or screws by which work is held in its place or two parts are temporarily held together.;a piece of wood placed across another, or inserted into another, to bind or strengthen.
  • 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.
  • a thick plank on the inner part of a ship's side, used to sustain the ends of beams.
  • a mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal for coking.
  • a mollusk. see clam.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp.
  • to cover, as vegetables, with earth.

as noun

  • a heavy footstep; a tramp.

as intransitive verb

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