camber

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun the angle formed by the plane of the wheel to the perpendicular as viewed from the front
  • noun a slightly arched contour of a road or other surface
  • noun curvature of a leaf spring

Construction

  • A slightly convex curvature built into a beam or truss to compensate for deflection under a load. Camber is also built into structural components, roadways, or bridges to facilitate run off of water.
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