A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together. (noun)
To fasten in place or together with (or as if with) a clamp. (verb)
To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump or clomp. (verb)
To hold or grip tightly. (verb)
To modify a numeric value so it lies within a specific range. (verb)
Examples of word clamp
Police seized 20,945 litres of alcoholic drinks 44,265 pints from underage drinkers during a February half term clamp down on public drinking, Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker announced today.
A pipe clamp is really a necessary tool when using screws with roughcut lumber.
The level of patriotic indignation in China against posturing by American and European politicians over Tibet is already so high that a long-term clamp-down in Tibet seems inevitable, while public support in China for continued cooperation with the West can no longer be taken for granted.
Recent moratorium on development of big-box gaming resorts in US due to economic downturn evolves into a long-term clamp down.
The enclosure of the HCM series provides a 'clamp'-style recessed barrier strip, which secures wire without twisting.