Jamb


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jamb

[jam]
(building construction)
The vertical member on the side of an opening, as a door or window.
(mining engineering)
A vein or large block of rock that prevents miners from following a vein of ore.

Jamb

The vertical member at the side of a window, door, chimney, or other exterior opening.

jamb

window jamb
door jambs
One of the vertical members at each side of an opening such as a doorframe, window frame, or fireplace.
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Door Jamb Armor Installation: Angel Munoz, CTL Management
Ogah alleged that most Nigerian universities that conduct Post-UME do so primarily to wring money from rich parents, whose children could not be admitted using JAMB results.
Adesanya (2001) reported that between 1998 and 2000, JAMB received a total number of 512, 778 applications but, only 86, 456 (16%) were offered provisional admission.
Finally, hold the lock striker plate over the two mortices, mark the outline of the plate on the door jamb with a pencil, and cut a recess for the plate.
To increase width, replace the jamb studs that hold up the header with narrower boards.
This hardware has a spindle which engages the door latch (or latches, depending on lock style) and locks to the jamb, securing the door.
You can easily pull away any nails or screws holding the doorjambs in place simply by using the leverage of the jamb itself.
Door Jamb Armor Installation: Ron Milano, Dakota at Governor's Ranch
The perforated sheets reappear both outside in the jambs of terraces cut into the building and inside as stylish balustrades.
In particular, the recent trend of concealed jamb liners has allowed clad windows to maintain a more old-fashioned appearance, according to Harman.
Magnetic catches mounted on the door and jamb, top and bottom, keep the door in place when shut.
Door Jamb Armor[R] has recently been featured on the CBS Early Show and other national programs because it is an effective and economical door security and repair solution that can help keep intruders out.