from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The continuation of a syntactic unit from one line or couplet of a poem to the next with no pause.
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- n. A technique in poetry whereby a sentence is carried over to the next line without pause.
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- n. the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
French enjambement, from Old French enjamber, to straddle : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + jambe, leg; see jamb.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French enjambement. (Wiktionary)