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Machinery. a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usually rotary, gives to a part or parts in contact with it a specific rocking or reciprocating motion.
Automotive Slang. camshaft.
to provide (a machine part or mechanism) with a cam or cams.
a river in E England flowing NE by Cambridge, into the Ouse River. 40 miles (64 km) long.
computer-aided manufacturing.
Contemporary Examples

10 Truths About the British Vote Tunku Varadarajan May 4, 2010
Meet LittleRedBunny, the Queen of Cam Girls Richard Abowitz March 1, 2014
Emmys 2013: Julie Bowen’s Favorite ‘Modern Family’ Moments (VIDEO) Julie Bowen September 3, 2013
Modern Family’s Big, Gay (and Important) Wedding Kevin Fallon May 21, 2014
Porn Superfans: Aurora Snow on the Relationship Between Cam Girls and Their Fans Aurora Snow April 28, 2013

Historical Examples

Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne
Heather and Snow George MacDonald
Lancashire Sketches Edwin Waugh
David Elginbrod George MacDonald
The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 2 Robert H. Newell

a slider or roller attached to a rotating shaft to give a particular type of reciprocating motion to a part in contact with its profile
a river in E England, in Cambridgeshire, flowing through Cambridge to the River Ouse. Length: about 64 km (40 miles)
complementary and alternative medicine
computer-aided manufacture
(botany) crassulacean acid metabolism: a form of photosynthesis, first described in crassulaceous plants, in which carbon dioxide is taken up only at night
Cameroon (international car registration)
Camelopardalis (constellation)
Cameroon (international vehicle ID)
computer-aided manufacturing


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