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Meaning of CAMBER

Pronunciation:  'kambur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
  2. [n]  a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
  3. [n]  a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
  4. [v]  curve upward in the middle

CAMBER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bank, cant
 See Also: alignment, arc, arch, convex shape, convexity, curve, incline, side, slope



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cam"ber\, n. [Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to F.
    cambrer to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare to arch over, fr.
    camera vault, arch. See {Chamber}, and cf. {Camerate}.]
    1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other
       surface; as, she has a high camber (said of a vessel
       having an unusual convexity of deck).
    2. (Arch.) An upward concavity in the under side of a beam,
       girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a
       straight arch. See {Hogback}.
    {Camber arch} (Arch.), an arch whose intrados, though
       apparently straight, has a slightly concave curve upward.
    {Camber beam} (Arch.), a beam whose under side has a concave
       curve upward.
  2. \Cam"ber\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cambered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Cambering}.]
    To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with
    an upward curve.
  3. \Cam"ber\, v. i.
    To curve upward.
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