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Definition of jam:

  1. A kind of frock for children.
  2. A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.
  3. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
  4. A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
  5. An injury caused by jamming.
  6. See Jamb.
  7. To bring ( a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
  8. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door.
  9. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in.

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