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Camber   Listen
Camber  v. t.  (past & past part. cambered; pres. part. cambering)  To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.

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"Camber" Quotes from Famous Books

... Frankie's groovin' to be badly eroded by age and lack of attention, I didn't much panic; but our Mr. Moorshed, 'e took it a little to heart. Me an' Mr. Hinchcliffe consoled 'im as well as service conditions permits of, an' we had a resume-supper at the back o' the Camber—secluded an' lugubrious! Then one thing leadin' up to another, an' our orders, except about anchorin' where he's booked for, leavin' us a clear 'orizon, Number Two Six Seven is now—mind ...
— Traffics and Discoveries • Rudyard Kipling

... possible to the hardening action of the free air. The slabs may be similarly supported by uprights wedged up against plank caps; no very great amount of lumber is required for this staging and it gives a large assurance of safety. It is well also to give the girder molds a camber or to crown them to allow ...
— Concrete Construction - Methods and Costs • Halbert P. Gillette

Words linked to "Camber" :   convex shape, incline, camber arch, slope, cant, side, arch, arc, bank, curve

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