Definition of Clamp

1. Noun. A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together.

Exact synonyms: Clinch
Specialized synonyms: Bench Clamp, C-clamp, Cramp, Pipe Clamp, Pipe Vise, Press
Generic synonyms: Holding Device



2. Verb. Fasten or fix with a clamp. "Clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

3. Verb. Impose or inflict forcefully. "The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"
Generic synonyms: Bring Down, Impose, Inflict, Visit

Definition of Clamp

1. n. Something rigid that holds fast or binds things together; a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces together.

2. v. t. To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp.

3. n. A heavy footstep; a tramp.

4. v. i. To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.

Definition of Clamp

1. Noun. A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To fasten in place or together with (or as if with) a '''clamp'''. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To hold or grip tightly. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To modify a numeric value so it lies within a specific range. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clamp

1. to fasten with a clamp (a securing device) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Clamp

1. An instrument for compression of a structure. Compare: forceps. Origin: M.E., fr. Middle Dutch klampe (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clamp

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clamoxyquin hydrochloride
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clamp (current term)
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Literary usage of Clamp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"It is not denied that this clamp is the equivalent of an annular clamp. It was raised by a lifter secured to the core and was tripped ..."

2. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"In vessels of war, the clamp is the planking above tine ports, ... For varieties of clamp., see under the following heads : — Axle-clamp. ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The intensity of the sound is calculated from the length of arc, which is measured by a scale on the arm bearing the clamp. Quality or pitch differences. ..."

4. Proceedings by Natural Gas Association of America, Modern Language Association of America (1921)
"173 TO TEMPORARILY REPAIR A BROKEN LINE WITH THE USE OF A COLLAR LEAK clamp AND A Z-INCH HOLD-UP clamp MA BIRMINGHAM, UNITED NAT. GAS Co., CLERMONT, PA. ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"While introducing the clamp I got momentary heart-block, but tightening the clamp had no influence upon sequence nor upon the ease with which the whole ..."

6. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1875)
"A clamp, three inches long, witli blades halt' an inch wide, ... clamp with teeth for compressing wound in vagina. This clamp, the limbs of which are united ..."

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