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Definition of "camber" [cam•ber]

  • A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a snow ski. (noun)
  • The condition of having an arched surface. (noun)
  • A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top. (noun)
  • To arch or cause to arch slightly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "camber" in a sentence
  • "If you started snowboarding more than five years ago, you probably began by using a board with an arched middle-what's called a camber."
  • "It is usually bent to a "camber," and the brick arch built upon it naturally takes the same curve."
  • "What is being sacrificed with rocker is "camber," which refers to the rise between nose and tail that most skis have."