to arch slightly; bend or curve upward in the middle.
a slight arching, upward curve, or convexity, as of the deck of a ship.
a slightly arching piece of timber.
Aeronautics. the rise of the curve of an airfoil, usually expressed as the ratio of the rise to the length of the chord of the airfoil.
Automotive. the outward or inward tilt of a wheel, called positive when the top tilts outward and negative when it tilts inward, measured as the angle, in degrees, between the vertical and a plane through the circumference of the tire.
- un·cam·bered, adjective
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How to use camber in a sentence
Since the original Mercury popped up on our radar in 2016, it’s been one of our favorite all-mountain boards thanks to its park-to-pow prowess, hardpack-hammering camber, and buoyant, easy-turning rocker at the nose and tail.
On days when powder wasn’t on the menu, she appreciated the directional shape and camber under the bindings, and said that she was able to noticeably improve her turns.Runner-Up Review: The Snowboards That Almost Made Our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide | agintzler | October 26, 2021 | Outside Online
Corners are often blind, off-camber, and decrease in radius.
He reversed the historic trend of manufacturing skis with more sidecut and camber when he sketched a design for the first true powder skis, the Volant Spatulas, on a bar napkin in 1996.
A board with plenty of camber beneath your bindings is your friend on the ascent, Lazarus says.
It is usually bent to a "camber," and the brick arch built upon it naturally takes the same curve.
That means the Chord can be proportionately decreased without adversely affecting the camber.
The main surface towards the wing-tips is given a decreasing angle of incidence and corresponding camber.
Then, in order that the lift-drift ratio may be preserved, there must be a corresponding decrease in the camber.
Then they had tea in the house below the club-house on the left-hand side of the road as you go towards camber Sands.December Love | Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for camber
a slight upward curve to the centre of the surface of a road, ship's deck, etc
another name for bank 2 (def. 7)
an outward inclination of the front wheels of a road vehicle so that they are slightly closer together at the bottom than at the top
Also called: hog a small arching curve of a beam or girder provided to lessen deflection and improve appearance
aerofoil curvature expressed by the ratio of the maximum height of the aerofoil mean line to its chord
to form or be formed with a surface that curves upwards to its centre
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