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camber

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verb cam·ber \ˈkam-bər\

Definition of camber

cambered

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cambering

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  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 and Etymology of camber

French cambrer, from Medieval French cambre curved, from Latin camur


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camber

noun cam·ber

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

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First Known Use of camber

1823

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CAMBER Defined for English Language Learners

camber

noun

Definition of camber for English Language Learners

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


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