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Definition of seam:

  1. A denomination of weight or measure.
  2. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
  3. A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
  4. Grease; tallow; lard.
  5. Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.
  6. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
  7. The quantity of 120 pounds of glass.
  8. The quantity of eight bushels of grain.
  9. To become ridgy; to crack open.
  10. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
  11. To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
  12. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.


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