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Camber

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Camber \Cam"ber\, noun [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Camber \Cam"ber\, verb (used with an object) [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Camber \Cam"ber\, verb (used without an object) To curve upward.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

camber

noun

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}, {camber}]

3: the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top

verb

1: curve upward in the middle


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