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camber

verb cam·ber \ ˈkam-bər \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of camber

cambered; cambering play \-b(ə-)riŋ\
: to curve upward in the middle
1 : to arch slightly
2 : to impart camber to

Origin and Etymology of camber

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


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camber

noun

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

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First Known Use of camber

1823

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CAMBER Defined for English Language Learners

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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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