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camber


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camber  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camber  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camber  \Cam"ber\,  v.  i. 
  To  curve  upward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  camber 
  n  1:  a  slight  convexity  (as  of  the  surface  of  a  road) 
  2:  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  [syn:  {bank},  {cant}] 
  3:  the  alignment  of  the  wheels  of  a  motor  vehicle  closer 
  together  at  the  bottom  than  at  the  top 
  v  :  curve  upward  in  the  middle 




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