clamp


clamp
clamp1
noun
1》 a brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together.
2》 an electric circuit maintaining the voltage limits of a signal at prescribed levels.
verb
1》 fasten in place or together with a clamp.
    ↘hold (something) tightly against something else.
    ↘fit a wheel clamp to (an illegally parked car).
2》 (clamp down) suppress or prevent something.
3》 maintain the voltage limits of (an electrical signal) at prescribed values.
Derivatives
clamper noun
Origin
ME: prob. of Du. or Low Ger. origin and related to clam.
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clamp2
noun Brit.
1》 a heap of potatoes or other root vegetables stored under straw or earth.
2》 a three-sided structure used to store silage.
Origin
C16 (denoting a pile of bricks for firing): prob. from Du. klamp 'heap'; related to clump.

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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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