from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A frame surrounding a cam and designed to compel the rod which the cam drives to follow the return motion of the projecting lobe.
  • n. A casing inclosing the cam and its rollers in order that copious lubrication may be secured by having the cams revolve in a bath of oil.


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  • The steel crank case was made in five parts, the two central ones holding the cylinders in place, and on one side another of the five castings formed a cam-box, to the outside of which was secured the extension to which the air-screw was attached.

    A History of Aeronautics


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