n. The Internet version of a traditional bricks-and-mortar (BAM) retailer. Also: dot bam, dot-bam, and dot.bam.

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"The report says online retail is strong in many industry categories, including computers, autos, books, sporting goods and catalog sellers. What's significant is that many analysts predicted a sharp drop after the Christmas season. But that didn't happen, which is welcome news for today's surviving e-tailers — and downright encouraging for dotbams stepping up their Web efforts."
—Judith N. Mottl, "Brick and Mortars Fight Back," InternetWeek, June 19, 2000

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