from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski.
- noun The condition of having an arched surface.
- noun A setting of automobile wheels in which they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
- intransitive & transitive verb To arch or cause to arch slightly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A harbor.
- To arch; bend; curve, as ship-planks.
- noun A convexity upon an upper surface, as of a deck amidships, a bridge, a beam, or a lintel.
- noun The curve of a ship's plank.
- noun A small dock or part of a dock, protected by a breakwater, where boats and small craft may lie quietly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
- noun (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface.
- noun (Arch.) An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch. See
- noun (Arch.) an arch whose intrados, though apparently straight, has a slightly concave curve upward.
- noun (Arch.) a beam whose under side has a concave curve upward.
- intransitive verb To curve upward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
slight convexity, archingor curvatureof a surfaceof a road, a beam, roof deck, ship's decketc., so that liquidswill flow off the sides.
- noun The
slopeof a curvedroad createdto minimizethe effect of centrifugal force.
- noun automotive A vertical
alignmentof the wheelsof a road vehiclewith positive camber signifying that the wheels are closer togetherat the bottomthan at the top.
- noun The curvature of an
- noun nautical A small
enclosed dockin which timberfor masts(etc.) is kept to weather.
- verb To curve upwards in the middle.
- verb To adjust the camber of the wheels of a vehicle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb curve upward in the middle
- noun the alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top
- noun a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
- noun 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.