camber arch

camber arch
noun
an arch with a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados
Hypernyms: ↑arch

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noun
: an arch having a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados

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  • Camber arch — Camber Cam ber, n. [Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to F. cambrer to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare to arch over, fr. camera vault, arch. See {Chamber}, and cf. {Camerate}.] 1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camber — Cam ber, n. [Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to F. cambrer to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare to arch over, fr. camera vault, arch. See {Chamber}, and cf. {Camerate}.] 1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Camber beam — Camber Cam ber, n. [Of. cambre bent, curved; akin to F. cambrer to vault, to bend, fr. L. camerare to arch over, fr. camera vault, arch. See {Chamber}, and cf. {Camerate}.] 1. (Shipbuilding) An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • camber — [kam′bər] n. [OFr cambre, dial. var. of chambre, bent < L camur, crooked, arched: for IE base see CAMERA] 1. a slight convex curve of a surface, as of a road, a ship s deck, or a beam 2. in automotive wheel alignment, a slight tilt given to… …   English World dictionary

  • arch — [adj1] principal, superior accomplished, champion, chief, consummate, expert, finished, first, foremost, greatest, head, highest, leading, main, major, master, preeminent, premier, primary, top; concept 574 Ant. inferior arch [adj2] knowing, coy… …   New thesaurus

  • arch — I n 1. archway, arched doorway, arched gateway; span, vault, dome, cupola, cove, coved vault, cloistered vault; bow, bend, curve, arc, convexity, camber, curvature, horseshoe; camber piece, camber slip, Anat. fornix, Math. catenary, Geom. cycloid …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • camber piece — noun or camber slip : a piece or frame of wood cambered for use as a center in building camber arches * * * a centering for a flat arch, slightly crowned to allow for settling of the arch. Also called camber slip …   Useful english dictionary

  • camber piece — a centering for a flat arch, slightly crowned to allow for settling of the arch. Also called camber slip. * * * …   Universalium

  • arch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. curve, arc, vault. See convexity, concavity, curvature. adj. cunning, roguish; preeminent, chief. See superiority. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Main] Syn. chief, main, principal; see principal . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Camber beam — In building, a camber beam is a piece of timber cut archwise, or with an obtuse angle in the middle, commonly used in platforms, as church leads, and other occasions where long and strong beams are required.A camber beam is much stronger than… …   Wikipedia

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