Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  2. (verb, communication) impose or inflict forcefully
  3. (verb, contact) fasten or fix with a clamp

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Clamp


Alternate forms of Clamp

Derivations: clamp

Hyponyms: bench clamp, c-clamp, cramp, pipe clamp, pipe vise, press

Hypernyms: bring down, fasten, fix, holding device, impose, inflict, secure, visit

Origin of the word Clamp

  1. 1304, probably from clamb, orig. pt. of climb, or from M.Du. klampe, from W.Gmc. *klamp- "clamp, cleat." The verb is from 1677. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Clamp

c-clamp, clam up, clean up, cleanup, climb, climb up, clomp, clump, colombia, colombo, columba, columbia, columbo, coulomb

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