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seam/ˈsiːm/noun
pluralseams
seam
/ˈsiːm/
noun
pluralseams
Learner's definition of SEAM  
[count]
: a line where two pieces of cloth or other material are sewn together
   b : a line where two pieces of wood, metal, dough, etc., are joined together
technical : a layer of coal, rock, etc., that is between two other layers of rock underground— sometimes used figuratively to describe a good source of something valuable

be bursting at the seams

— see 1burst

come/fall apart at the seams

informal
: to break into parts or pieces— usually used figuratively to describe someone or something that is in very bad condition
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