Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
  2. (noun, object) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
  3. (noun, shape) a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
  4. (verb, motion) curve upward in the middle

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Synonyms of Camber

bank, cant

Alternate forms of Camber

Derivations: camber

Hypernyms: alignment, arc, arch, convex shape, convexity, curve, incline, side, slope

Origin of the word Camber

  1. 1618, nautical term, from O.Fr. cambre "bent," from L. camurum, acc. of camur "crooked, arched." more

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