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clamp in Daily life topic

clampclamp2 noun [countable]  1 clamp.jpg TDa piece of equipment for holding things together2 TTC (also wheel clamp) British English a metal object that is fastened to the wheel of a car so that the car cannot be driven away. This is usually done because the car is illegally parked syn boot American English
Examples from the Corpus
clampMiguel had a clamp in the glove compartment.This can usually be accomplished from ground level with a variety of hooks, shovels and clamps attached to long poles.You will also find them useful for other jobs that need a small locking clamp.It was stacked with the usual assortment of crates and containers, impregnable behind an ingenious array of clamps and locks.A web clamp is useful for holding frames together while the glue sets.