NOUN

mass noun

  • (in verse) the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.

    ‘he uses enjambment less than many poets’
    ‘flat language and clumsy enjambments’

    Origin

    Mid 19th century: French, from enjamber ‘stride over, go beyond’, from en- ‘in’ + jambe ‘leg’.