clamp


clamp
I.
/klæmp / (say klamp)

noun
1. a device, usually of some rigid material, for strengthening or supporting objects or fastening them together.
2. an appliance with opposite sides or parts that may be screwed or otherwise brought together to hold or compress something.
3. one of a pair of movable pieces, made of lead or other soft material, for covering the jaws of a vice and enabling it to grasp without bruising.
4. Nautical
a. a device to secure a spar in a clutch.
b. a heavy timber acting as a bearer for a deck beam in a wooden ship.
verb (t)
5. to fasten with or fix in a clamp.
6. to press firmly.
phrase
7. clamp down, to become more strict: *that time they clamped down a lot on students. –wendy lowenstein, morag loh, 1977.
8. put a clamp on, Colloquial to put a stop to.
{Middle Dutch klampe clamp, cleat}
II.
/klæmp / (say klamp)

verb (i)
1. to tread heavily; clump.
noun
2. a heavy tread.
{imitative}
III.
/klæmp / (say klamp)

noun
1. British a stack of root vegetables, especially potatoes, stored under earth.
2. a pile of bricks for burning in the open air.
verb (t)
3. to stack (potatoes, etc.).
{Middle Dutch klamp}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Clamp — (kl[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clamped} (kl[a^]mt; 215) p. pr. & vb. n. {Clamping}.] 1. To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover, as vegetables, with earth. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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