camber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v camber curve upward in the middle
    • n camber the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
    • n 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
    • n camber a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Camber (Arch) An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch. See Hogback.
    • Camber (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a high cambersaid of a vessel having an unusual convexity of deck.
    • v. i Camber To curve upward.
    • v. t Camber To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n camber A harbor.
    • camber To arch; bend; curve, as ship-planks.
    • n camber A convexity upon an upper surface, as of a deck amidships, a bridge, a beam, or a lintel.
    • n camber The curve of a ship's plank.
    • n camber A small dock or part of a dock, protected by a breakwater, where boats and small craft may lie quietly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Camber kam′bėr a convexity upon an upper surface, as of a deck amidships, a bridge, or lintel: the curve of a ship's plank: a small dock in the royal yards where timber is loaded and discharged
    • v.t Camber to curve ship-planks, to arch slightly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of. cambre, bent, curved; akin to F. cambrer, to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare, to arch over, fr. camera, vault, arch. See Chamber, and cf. Camerate

Usage

In literature:

This curve is technically known as the CAMBER, and upon the camber depend the strength and speed of the machine.
"The Mastery of the Air" by William J. Claxton
All this is only applicable to cambered surfaces.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
Behind was the lowland of the Camber marshes, with the bluffs of Rye and Winchelsea, and the line of cliffs behind them.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Camber, son of Brutus, governor of West Albion (Wales).
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
Then they had tea in the house below the club-house on the left-hand side of the road as you go towards Camber Sands.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
They signaled that they were all that remained of the Dublins who had landed at the Camber at Seddul-Bahr.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
Antonyms: convex, concave, warped, cambered, undulating, protuberant, projecting.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
In tramway pavement there are grooves to give a grip to the horses' feet, and a slight camber between the rails.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886" by Various
The amount of deviation from a horizontal line is called the Camber.
"Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building" by G. B. N. Tower
The keel is much cambered, and the bottom is flat and has considerable hollow.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884" by Various
It is usually bent to a "camber," and the brick arch built upon it naturally takes the same curve.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
All this is only applicable to cambered surfaces.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
The part of a dockyard where cambering is performed, and timber kept.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
His insistence on the cambered wing did not convince others, who went on experimenting with flat planes.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Leaving Camber, the way across to Rye is hazardous.
"Hastings and Neighbourhood" by Walter Higgins
The two extremities of the boat are much cambered and rise to about 2 ft. above the water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Flat arch, where the soffit is horizontal and sometimes slightly cambered (dotted line).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
But oh for a talk in a Westminster panelled parlour, or a walk on far-shining Camber sands!
"The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II" by Henry James
Some woodworkers give their saws a slight camber, or belly, to correspond with the sway-back.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
The most efficient form of camber.
"The Theory and Practice of Model Aeroplaning" by V. E. Johnson
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In poetry:

And as one sees, thro' cambered straits
Of forests, on his forward way,
Horizons green of coloured day,
Oh let me thro' the crowding Fates
"In War-Time: An Aspiration Of The Spirit" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Amidst the waters of a man-made lake,
A porcelain pavilion rises high.
The way to it is lead by jasper bridge
That’s cambered like a tiger’s back.
"Porcelain Pavilion" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

In news:

An Easier Way To Measure Caster And Camber.
And a good quality caster /camber gauge is a must-have tool for any race team.
How to Measure Caster and Camber.
Compared to some forms of racing, caster and camber settings are evaluated a little differently for circle track racing.
Drop-offs, ride-ups, hard off-camber turns, and fast-bank turns really get Patrick Goguen 's heart racing.
Product innovations such as the Camber™ lavatory have helped Kohler remain competitive.
The blunt nose and thicker camber make for great slow speed performance and stability.
Love your LST, but wish you could adjust its camber angles.
The Salomon Villain, center, $449, with the NeverSummer Cobra, left, $559, and the Ride Machete, $549, is an example of a turn back to more traditional camber boards for snowboard makers.
Through the Eyes of an Artist: Remembering Melinda Camber Porter.
Release it and the ski returns to a traditional camber construction.
In camber mode, the skis are sluggish.
And a good quality caster/camber gauge is a must-have tool for any race team.
A large cambered vertical fin helps efficiency in forward flight, but can make crosswind hovering more challenging.
Gnu and its sister company, Lib Tech, have reinvented board tech twice in the past decade by creating reverse camber and ice-gripping wavy ridges.
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In science:

According to this explanation, the trailing edge of a wing must point diagonally downwards to generate lift, and this is achieved either by tilting the wing downwards with respect to the flow of air, or by making the wing cambered, or both.
Explanation and discovery in aerodynamics
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