camber

/ˈkæmbə / (say 'kambuh)

verb (i)
1. to arch slightly; bend or curve upwards in the middle.
verb (t)
2. to cause to arch slightly.
noun
3. a slight arching or convexity above, as of a ship's deck or a road surface.
4. a slightly arching piece of timber.
5. Aeronautics the curvature of the upper or lower surface of an aerofoil with respect to its chord.
6. Nautical
a. a small dock.
b. a slipway for hauling ships on land.
c. the fullness of a sail created by a sail-maker.
7. a setting of the front wheels of a motor vehicle such that they are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
{French cambre (adjective) bent, from Latin camur}
cambered, adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
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