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cam·ber

 (kăm′bər)
n.
1.
a. A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski.
b. The condition of having an arched surface.
2. A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
intr. & tr.v. cam·bered, cam·ber·ing, cam·bers
To arch or cause to arch slightly.

[From Middle English caumber, curved, from Old North French dialectal caumbre, from Latin camur, perhaps from Greek kamara, vault.]

camber

(ˈkæmbə)
n
1. a slight upward curve to the centre of the surface of a road, ship's deck, etc
2. (Civil Engineering) another name for bank27
3. (Automotive Engineering) an outward inclination of the front wheels of a road vehicle so that they are slightly closer together at the bottom than at the top
4. (Building) Also called: hog a small arching curve of a beam or girder provided to lessen deflection and improve appearance
5. (Aeronautics) aerofoil curvature expressed by the ratio of the maximum height of the aerofoil mean line to its chord
vb
to form or be formed with a surface that curves upwards to its centre
[C17: from Old French (northern dialect) cambre curved, from Latin camurus; related to camera chamber]

cam•ber

(ˈkæm bər)

v.t., v.i.
1. to arch slightly; curve upward in the middle.
n.
2. a slight arching, upward curve, or convexity, as of the deck of a ship.
3. a slightly arching piece of timber.
4. the rise of the curve of an airfoil, usu. expressed as the ratio of the rise to the length of the chord of the airfoil.
5. the tilt of an automotive wheel, measured as the angle between the vertical and a plane through the wheel's circumference.
[1610–20; < dial. Middle French cambre bent < Latin camur hooked, curved]

camber


Past participle: cambered
Gerund: cambering

Imperative
camber
camber
Present
I camber
you camber
he/she/it cambers
we camber
you camber
they camber
Preterite
I cambered
you cambered
he/she/it cambered
we cambered
you cambered
they cambered
Present Continuous
I am cambering
you are cambering
he/she/it is cambering
we are cambering
you are cambering
they are cambering
Present Perfect
I have cambered
you have cambered
he/she/it has cambered
we have cambered
you have cambered
they have cambered
Past Continuous
I was cambering
you were cambering
he/she/it was cambering
we were cambering
you were cambering
they were cambering
Past Perfect
I had cambered
you had cambered
he/she/it had cambered
we had cambered
you had cambered
they had cambered
Future
I will camber
you will camber
he/she/it will camber
we will camber
you will camber
they will camber
Future Perfect
I will have cambered
you will have cambered
he/she/it will have cambered
we will have cambered
you will have cambered
they will have cambered
Future Continuous
I will be cambering
you will be cambering
he/she/it will be cambering
we will be cambering
you will be cambering
they will be cambering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cambering
you have been cambering
he/she/it has been cambering
we have been cambering
you have been cambering
they have been cambering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cambering
you will have been cambering
he/she/it will have been cambering
we will have been cambering
you will have been cambering
they will have been cambering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cambering
you had been cambering
he/she/it had been cambering
we had been cambering
you had been cambering
they had been cambering
Conditional
I would camber
you would camber
he/she/it would camber
we would camber
you would camber
they would camber
Past Conditional
I would have cambered
you would have cambered
he/she/it would have cambered
we would have cambered
you would have cambered
they would have cambered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camber - a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
convex shape, convexity - a shape that curves or bulges outward
2.camber - a slope in the turn of a road or trackcamber - a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
3.camber - the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
alignment - the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
Verb1.camber - curve upward in the middle
arc, arch, curve - form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
Translations
sklon
kaareutuakaarevuuskallistaakallistussivukallistuma

camber

[ˈkæmbəʳ]
A. N (in road) → combadura f
B. VTcombar, arquear
C. VIcombarse, arquearse

camber

n (of ship, aircraft wing)Wölbung f; (of road also)Überhöhung f; (of wheels)Radsturz m
vt road, deckwölben; a cambered wheelein Rad ntmit Sturz

camber

[ˈkæmbəʳ] n (of road) → curvatura, bombatura
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