Associations to the word «Clamp»


CLAMP, noun. A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together.
CLAMP, noun. A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal coking.
CLAMP, noun. A piece of wood (batten) across the grain of a board end to keep it flat, as in a breadboard.
CLAMP, noun. A heavy footstep; a tramp.
CLAMP, noun. (Electronics) Electronic circuit to fix a voltage (see Wikipedia)
CLAMP, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To fasten in place or together with (or as if with) a clamp.
CLAMP, verb. (intransitive) To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump or clomp.
CLAMP, verb. (transitive) To hold or grip tightly.
CLAMP, verb. (transitive) To modify a numeric value so it lies within a specific range.
CLAMP, verb. (UK) (obsolete) (transitive) To cover (vegetables, etc.) with earth.
CLAMP CONNECTION, noun. (mycology) A structure formed in the hyphae of some basidiomycetes that ensures genetic variation among hyphal cells.
CLAMP DOWN ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To take measures to stop something; to put an end to.
CLAMP STAND, noun. (chemistry) An item of laboratory equipment which consists of a metal pole with a solid, firm base, used to hold, or clamp, laboratory glassware and other equipment in place, so that they do not fall down or come apart.
CLAMP STANDS, noun. Plural of clamp stand

Dictionary definition

CLAMP, noun. A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together.
CLAMP, verb. Fasten or fix with a clamp; "clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened".
CLAMP, verb. Impose or inflict forcefully; "The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital".

Wise words

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