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camber

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verb cam·ber \ˈkam-bər\

Definition of camber

camberedcambering play \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to curve upward in the middle

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to arch slightly

  5. 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


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camber

noun cam·ber

Simple Definition of camber

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of camber

  1. 1 :  a slight convexity, arching, or curvature (as of a beam, deck, or road)

  2. 2 :  the convexity of the curve of an airfoil from the leading edge to the trailing edge

  3. 3 :  a setting of the wheels of an automotive vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top

1823

First Known Use of camber

1823

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