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 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.

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