Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
  2. (noun, object) a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River

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Synonyms of Cam

cam river, river cam

Alternate forms of Cam

Hyponyms: distributor cam

Hypernyms: rotating mechanism

Origin of the word Cam

  1. 1777, from Du. cam "cog of a wheel," originally "comb;" cognate of Eng. comb (q.v.). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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