Definition of clamp noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//klæmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//klæmp//
    Controlling traffic
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  1. 1 a tool for holding things tightly together, usually by means of a screw
  2. 2(also wheel clamp) (both British English) (US English Denver boot, boot) a device that is attached to the wheel of a car that has been parked illegally, so that it cannot be driven away See related entries: Controlling traffic
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: probably of Dutch or Low German origin and related to clam.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clamp