Camber



to arch slightly; bend or curve upward in the middle.
a slight arching, upward curve, or convexity, as of the deck of a ship.
a slightly arching piece of timber.
Aeronautics. the rise of the curve of an airfoil, usually expressed as the ratio of the rise to the length of the chord of the airfoil.
Automotive. the outward or inward tilt of a wheel, called positive when the top tilts outward and negative when it tilts inward, measured as the angle, in degrees, between the vertical and a plane through the circumference of the tire.
Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 Various
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
The Aeroplane Speaks H. Barber
The Aeroplane Speaks H. Barber
Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
The Boy’s Book of New Inventions Harry E. Maule
The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn Evelyn Everett-Green
Bat Wing Sax Rohmer
Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
Bat Wing Sax Rohmer

noun
a slight upward curve to the centre of the surface of a road, ship’s deck, etc
another name for bank2 (sense 7)
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
Also called hog. a small arching curve of a beam or girder provided to lessen deflection and improve appearance
aerofoil curvature expressed by the ratio of the maximum height of the aerofoil mean line to its chord
verb
to form or be formed with a surface that curves upwards to its centre
n.

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