1. The suture or uniting of two edges of cloth by the needle.
The coat was without seam , woven from the top throughout. John 19:23.
2. The joint or juncture of planks in a ship's side or deck; or rather the intervals between the edges of boards or planks in a floor, etc. The seams of the ships are filled with oakum, and covered with pitch.
3. In mines, a vein or stratum of metal, ore, coal and the like.
4. A cicatrix or scar.
5. A measure of eight bushels of corn; or the vessel that contains it. [Not used in America.]
A seam of glass, the quanity of 120 pounds, or 24 stones of five pounds each. [Not used in America.]
SEAM, noun Tallow; grease; lard. [Not in use.]
SEAM, verb transitive
1. To form a seam; to sew or otherwise unite.
2. To mark with a cicatrix; to scar; as seamed with wounds.