Words at Play : Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names, Vol. 2

#6: Camber

Definition:

the curve of a road's surface that allows water to drain off to the sides

Example Sentence:

A road with a severe camber can be awkward for joggers.

About the Word:

Camber comes from the Middle French word cambre, meaning "curved." The highest point of the road is the crown.

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