Camber

amount of belly in a sail

camber

  1. a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
  2. 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. the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top

Camber

An aerofoil with one surface (top or bottom) curved more than the other side is said to have camber. Tyre camber is the amount that the top of the tyre leans into, or away from the car. Track camber is the horizontal angle or curve on a track surface.

Camber

A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a snow ski.
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camber

[n] - a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road) 2. [n] - the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top 3. [v] - curve upward in the middle
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Camber

• (v. t.) To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve. • (n.) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a high camber (said of a vessel having an unusual convexity of deck). • (n.) An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in...
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camber

noun the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
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Camber

[aerodynamics] In aeronautics and aeronautical engineering, camber is the asymmetry between the top and the bottom surfaces of an aerofoil. An aerofoil that is not cambered is called a symmetric aerofoil. The benefits of camber, in contrast to symmetric aerofoils, were discovered and first utilized by Sir George Cayley in the early 19th cen...
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Camber

[legendary king] Camber, also Kamber, was the legendary first king of Cambria, according to the Geoffrey of Monmouth in the first part of his influential 12th-century pseudohistory Historia Regum Britanniae. According to Geoffrey, Cambria, the classical name for Wales, was named for him. Camber was the son of Brutus, and a descendant of Aen...
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Camber

[ship] The camber is a measure of lateral main deck curvature in naval architecture. The curve is applied to a deck transversely, measured as the height of deck at centreline above the height of deck at side. The practice of adding camber to a ship`s deck originated in the era of small sailing ships. These vessels were built with the decks ...
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Camber

Cam'ber intransitive verb To curve upward.
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Camber

Cam'ber noun [ Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to French cambrer to vault, to bend, from Latin camerare to arch over, from camera vault, arch. See Chamber , and confer Camerate .] 1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; ...
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Camber

Cam'ber transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cambered ; present participle & verbal noun Cambering .] To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
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Camber

A slight rising from the horizontal, to gain an actual or apparent effect of arching.
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CAMBER

Athwartship curve of the vessel's deck or cabin top. Curve. Sail term: The fore and aft curvature of a sail in relation to its chord.
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Camber

Athwartships crown of the deck or deck structures.
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Camber

Camber is an upward curvature of the chords of a joist or joist girder induced during shop fabrication to compensate for deflection due to loading conditions. Note, this is in addition to the pitch of the top chord.
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Camber

Camberthe curve of a club's sole, either heel-to-toe or leading edge-to-back of sole, to soften the
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Camber

In architecture, a camber is an upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel. The term is also applied to a slight upward concavity in a straight arch.
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camber

Intentional vertical curve built into a beam or truss to offset load deflection or to improve its appearance
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Camber

Inward or outward tilt of the wheels tyres. This adjustment affects how the vehicle holds the road and handles cornering.
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camber

maximum distance between the theoretical axis of an insulator and the curved line being the locus of the centres of all the transverse cross sections of the unloaded insulator
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Camber

NATO designation for Soviet Ilyushin Il-86 transport aircraft.
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Camber

Path surfaced with middle slightly higher than the sides; allows surface water to flow off to both sides.
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Camber

Sideways angle or slant of the pavement.
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