verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
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.

1610–20; < Middle French (north) cambre bent < Latin camur hooked, curved

uncambered, adjective Unabridged
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camber (ˈkæmbə)
1.  a slight upward curve to the centre of the surface of a road, ship's deck, etc
2.  another name for bank
3.  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
4.  Also called: hog a small arching curve of a beam or girder provided to lessen deflection and improve appearance
5.  aerofoil curvature expressed by the ratio of the maximum height of the aerofoil mean line to its chord
6.  to form or be formed with a surface that curves upwards to its centre
[C17: from Old French (northern dialect) cambre curved, from Latin camurus; related to camerachamber]

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Word Origin & History

1610s, nautical term, from O.Fr. cambre, chambre "bent," from L. camurum (nom. camur) "crooked, arched;" related to camera.
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Example sentences
Reverse camber rocker makes it almost impossible slip out or catch a stray
  edge-even in the frostiest conditions.
Traditional in-track cross-country skis have a more pronounced double camber
  for better kick and glide.
The camber of an airfoil is the curve of its upper and lower surfaces.
The term upper camber refers to the camber of the upper surface of the airfoil.
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