camber

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Etymology[edit]

Old French cambre (bent), from Latin camurum, from camur (arched).

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Noun[edit]

camber (uncountable)

  1. A slight convexity, arching or curvature of a surface of a road, a beam, roof deck, ship's deck etc., so that liquids will flow off the sides.
  2. The slope of a curved road created to minimize the effect of centrifugal force.
  3. (architecture) An upward concavity in the underside of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch.
  4. (automotive) A vertical alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive camber signifying that the wheels are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
  5. The curvature of an airfoil.
  6. (nautical) A small enclosed dock in which timber for masts (etc.) is kept to weather.

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Verb[edit]

camber (third-person singular simple present cambers, present participle cambering, simple past and past participle cambered)

  1. To curve upwards in the middle.
  2. To adjust the camber of the wheels of a vehicle.
    Because he cambered the tires too much, he had less control on the turns.

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