Definitions for clampklæmp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a device, usu. of some rigid material, for strengthening or supporting objects or fastening them together.
an appliance with opposite sides or parts that may be adjusted or brought closer together to hold or compress something.
one of a pair of movable pieces, made of lead or other soft material, for covering the jaws of a vise and enabling it to grasp without bruising.
Category: Building Trades
(v.t.)to fasten with or fix in a clamp.
clamp down, to impose more strict control:
to clamp down on crime.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of clamp:
1350–1400; ME (n.) < MD clampe clamp, cleat, c. MLG klampe
a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
fasten or fix with a clamp
"clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"
impose or inflict forcefully
"The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to attach firmly with a tool that squeezes things together
a vertical rod clamped to the table
A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together.
To fasten in place or together with (or as if with) a clamp.
To hold or grip tightly.
To modify a numeric value so it lies within a specific range.
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
to fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp
to cover, as vegetables, with earth
a heavy footstep; a tramp
to tread heavily or clumsily; to clump
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The appliance for grasping and retaining the end of the rod that holds a carbon in the arc lamp.
Translations for clamp
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of wood, iron etc used to fasten things together or to strengthen them.
- كُلاب (للتعليق)Arabic
- grampoPortuguese (BR)
- svorka, sponkaCzech
- die KlammerGerman
- klemme; klampeDanish
- grapa, clipSpanish
- بست؛ گیرهFarsi
- kapocs; satuHungarian
- þvinga, klemmaIcelandic
- grappa, morsaItalian
- sąvarža, sankabaLithuanian
- skrutvinge, klemmeNorwegian
- بست؛ گیرهPersian
- نيوونكى (ګيرا)، هغه اّله چه شيان يو ځاى سره نيسىPashto
- зажим; скобаRussian
- spona;člen verigeSlovenian
- krampa, kloss, skruvtvingSwedish
- 夾子Chinese (Trad.)
- cái kẹpVietnamese
- 夹子Chinese (Simp.)
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