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definition of the word jam

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Singular
jam

Plural
countable and uncountable; jams

jam (countable and uncountable; plural jams)

  1. A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts.
  2. (countable) A difficult situation.
    • I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
  3. (countable) Blockage, congestion.
    • A traffic jam caused us to miss the game's first period.
  4. (countable) (popular music) An informal, impromptu performance or rehearsal.
  5. (countable) (basketball) A forceful dunk.
  6. (countable) (roller derby) A play during which points can be scored.
    Toughie scored four points in that jam.
  7. (countable) Any of several rock-climbing maneuvers requiring wedging of an extremity into a tight space.
    I used a whole series of fist and foot jams in that crack.


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