from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a snow ski.
- n. The condition of having an arched surface.
- n. A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
- transitive v. To arch or cause to arch slightly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A slight convexity, arching or curvature of a surface of a road, a beam, roof deck, ship's deck etc., so that liquids will flow off the sides.
- n. The slope of a curved road created to minimize the effect of centrifugal force.
- n. A vertical alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive camber signifying that the wheels are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
- n. The curvature of an airfoil.
- n. A small enclosed dock in which timber for masts (etc.) is kept to weather.
- v. To curve upwards in the middle.
- v. To adjust the camber of the wheels of a vehicle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An upward convexity of a deck or other surface.
- n. An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch. See Hogback.
- intransitive v. To curve upward.
- transitive v. To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To arch; bend; curve, as ship-planks.
- n. A harbor.
- n. A convexity upon an upper surface, as of a deck amidships, a bridge, a beam, or a lintel.
- n. The curve of a ship's plank.
- n. A small dock or part of a dock, protected by a breakwater, where boats and small craft may lie quietly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. curve upward in the middle
- n. the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
- n. a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
- n. 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
If you started snowboarding more than five years ago, you probably began by using a board with an arched middle-what's called a camber.
It is usually bent to a "camber," and the brick arch built upon it naturally takes the same curve.
What is being sacrificed with rocker is "camber," which refers to the rise between nose and tail that most skis have.
Dynamically, the biggest single improvement with the 991 comes with the optional active antiroll feature, which uses hydraulic actuators at each corner to correct for changes in camber.
The Teryx shares the long A-arm and narrow frame concept of the KFX450R to maximize wheel travel while minimizing wheel camber change.
The Big Red MUV climbs rutted off-camber hills really well and the suspension is plush enough to be comfortable when exploring mountain trails or cruising through the desert, but definitely not designed for hitting rain ruts or whoops at speed.
Again, that nasty little off-camber after the barriers had its say after the leaders cleared the barriers.
At the transition from the track to the dirt Compton found herself in about 10th place, with riders jostling for position in advance of the barriers and the sketchy off-camber that followed.
By the sixth and final lap, the three leaders took a more cautious approach to the off-camber, each opting to run, rather than risk riding the slippery slope.
Week two brings the series back to Rainier High School, where the beautifully set school grounds test riders with steep run-ups and plenty of off-camber grass turns.