came

2
[ keym ]
/ keɪm /
|

noun

a slender, grooved bar of lead for holding together the pieces of glass in windows of latticework or stained glass.

Nearby words

  1. cambs,
  2. cambuluc,
  3. cambyses,
  4. camcorder,
  5. camden,
  6. camel,
  7. camel case,
  8. camel cricket,
  9. camel grass,
  10. camel hair

Origin of came

2
1680–90; special use of came ridge; see kame1, comb1

Also called ribbon.

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British Dictionary definitions for cames

came

1
/ (keɪm) /

verb

the past tense of come

came

2
/ (keɪm) /

noun

a grooved strip of lead used to join pieces of glass in a stained-glass window or a leaded light

Word Origin for came

C17: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for cames

came

past tense of come.

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