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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klamp]
    • /klæmp/
    • /klæmp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klamp]
    • /klæmp/

Definitions of clamping word

  • noun clamping the immobilization of a car or other vehicle by means of a wheel clamp 3
  • noun clamping a device, usually of some rigid material, for strengthening or supporting objects or fastening them together. 1
  • noun clamping an appliance with opposite sides or parts that may be adjusted or brought closer together to hold or compress something. 1
  • noun clamping 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. 1
  • noun clamping Also called clamp rail. Carpentry. a rail having a groove or a number of mortises for receiving the ends of a number of boards to bind them into a flat piece, as a drawing board or door. 1
  • noun clamping Nautical. a horizontal timber in a wooden hull, secured to ribs to support deck beams and to provide longitudinal strength. mast clamp. 1

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Origin of clamping

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English (noun) < Middle Dutch clampe clamp, cleat; cognate with Middle Low German klampe

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Parts of speech for Clamping


clamping popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clamping

noun clamping

  • handhold — a grip with the hand or hands.
  • handclasp — a gripping of hands by two or more people, as in greeting, parting, making a commitment, or expressing affection.
  • grip — the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp.
  • handgrip — the grip or clasp of a hand, as in greeting: a firm but friendly handgrip.
  • handshake — handshaking

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