clamp NOUN a brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together.
VERB 1) fasten in place or together with a clamp. 2) (clamp down) suppress or prevent something. 3) fit a wheel clamp to (an illegally parked car).
DERIVATIVES clamper noun.
ORIGIN probably Dutch and related to CLAM(Cf. ↑clam).

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