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cam +‎ wheel


camwheel (plural camwheels)

  1. (engineering) A wheel with one or more projections (cams) or depressions upon its periphery or upon its face, one which is set or shaped eccentrically, so that its revolutions impart a varied, reciprocating, or intermittent motion.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for camwheel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)