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[jam-uhp] /ˈdʒæmˌʌp/

a stoppage or slowing of motion, work, or the like, due to obstruction, overloading, malfunction, or inefficiency; jam:
Your letters didn’t go out yesterday because there was a jam-up in the mail room.


A tight crush of people, cars, etc, preventing normal movement; jam: to forestall the possibility of another jam-up (1940s+)


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