Camber arch
Camber Cam"ber, n. [Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to F. cambrer to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare to arch over, fr. camera vault, arch. See {Chamber}, and cf. {Camerate}.] 1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a high camber (said of a vessel having an unusual convexity of deck). [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch. See {Hogback}. [1913 Webster]

{Camber arch} (Arch.), an arch whose intrados, though apparently straight, has a slightly concave curve upward.

{Camber beam} (Arch.), a beam whose under side has a concave curve upward. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • camber arch — noun an arch with a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados • Hypernyms: ↑arch * * * noun : an arch having a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados …   Useful english dictionary

  • Camber — Cam ber, n. [Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to F. cambrer to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare to arch over, fr. camera vault, arch. See {Chamber}, and cf. {Camerate}.] 1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camber beam — Camber Cam ber, n. [Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to F. cambrer to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare to arch over, fr. camera vault, arch. See {Chamber}, and cf. {Camerate}.] 1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camber — [kam′bər] n. [OFr cambre, dial. var. of chambre, bent < L camur, crooked, arched: for IE base see CAMERA] 1. a slight convex curve of a surface, as of a road, a ship s deck, or a beam 2. in automotive wheel alignment, a slight tilt given to… …   English World dictionary

  • arch — [adj1] principal, superior accomplished, champion, chief, consummate, expert, finished, first, foremost, greatest, head, highest, leading, main, major, master, preeminent, premier, primary, top; concept 574 Ant. inferior arch [adj2] knowing, coy… …   New thesaurus

  • arch — I n 1. archway, arched doorway, arched gateway; span, vault, dome, cupola, cove, coved vault, cloistered vault; bow, bend, curve, arc, convexity, camber, curvature, horseshoe; camber piece, camber slip, Anat. fornix, Math. catenary, Geom. cycloid …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • camber piece — noun or camber slip : a piece or frame of wood cambered for use as a center in building camber arches * * * a centering for a flat arch, slightly crowned to allow for settling of the arch. Also called camber slip …   Useful english dictionary

  • camber piece — a centering for a flat arch, slightly crowned to allow for settling of the arch. Also called camber slip. * * * …   Universalium

  • arch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. curve, arc, vault. See convexity, concavity, curvature. adj. cunning, roguish; preeminent, chief. See superiority. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Main] Syn. chief, main, principal; see principal . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Camber beam — In building, a camber beam is a piece of timber cut archwise, or with an obtuse angle in the middle, commonly used in platforms, as church leads, and other occasions where long and strong beams are required.A camber beam is much stronger than… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”