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camber

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verb cam·ber \ˈkam-bər\
cam·beredcam·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of CAMBER

intransitive verb
:  to curve upward in the middle
transitive verb
1
:  to arch slightly
2
:  to impart camber to

Origin of CAMBER

French cambrer, from Middle French cambre curved, from Latin camur
First Known Use: 1627

Rhymes with CAMBER

2camber

noun

: a slight downward curve from the middle to the sides of a surface (such as a road)

Full Definition of CAMBER

1
:  a slight convexity, arching, or curvature (as of a beam, deck, or road)
2
:  the convexity of the curve of an airfoil from the leading edge to the trailing edge
3
:  a setting of the wheels of an automotive vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top

First Known Use of CAMBER

1823

Other Transportation Terms

corduroy, demurrage, milestone

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