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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.]
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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
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]
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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]
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Past participle: cambered
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|Noun||1.||camber - a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)|
|2.||camber - 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|
|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
|Verb||1.||camber - curve upward in the middle|
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