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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Seam


SEAM, noun

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.