Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

overhead camshaft

a camshaft in an automotive engine that is located in the cylinder head over the engine block rather than in the block.
Abbreviation: OHC.
Origin of overhead camshaft
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for overhead camshaft
Historical Examples
  • The overhead camshaft Boulevard is still another form of aviation motor which has been favorably received.

    Flying Machines W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for overhead camshaft

overhead camshaft

a type of camshaft situated above the cylinder head in an internal-combustion engine. It is usually driven by a chain or a toothed belt from the crankshaft and the cams bear directly onto the valve stems or rocker arms
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for overhead camshaft

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for overhead

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for overhead camshaft