Camber

Definition of Camber

Cam´ber
n.1.(Shipbuilding) 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).
2.(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 arch
(Arch.) an arch whose intrados, though apparently straight, has a slightly concave curve upward.
Camber beam
(Arch.) a beam whose under side has a concave curve upward.
v. t.1.To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
[imp. & p. p. Cambered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cambering.]
v. i.1.To curve upward.

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amplitude, apse, arcade, arcature, arch, arched roof, archway, bellying, bulging, ceilinged roof, concameration, concha, convexedness, convexity, convexness, cove, cupola, dome, excurvation, excurvature, flight path, geodesic dome, gibbosity, gibbousness, igloo, keystone, ogive, skewback, skin effect, skin friction, slip, span, stagger, tuberosity, tuberousness, vault, vaulting, voussoir
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