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Definition of "cam" []

  • An eccentric or multiply curved wheel mounted on a rotating shaft, used to produce variable or reciprocating motion in another engaged or contacted part. (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

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Use "cam" in a sentence
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  • "Unfortunately my cam is a couple hours away and I have not been able to check it in almost a month."
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