Definition of camber :
1. An upward concavity in the under side of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch. See Hogback.
2. An upward convexity of a deck or other surface; as, she has a high camber ( said of a vessel having an unusual convexity of deck).
3. To curve upward.
4. To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
curve (part of speech: verb)
- " Ah, well," said I, pausing at the step, " I shall hope to see more of Mr. Camber, and of yourself too, madam, for your ale is excellent." - "Bat Wing", Sax Rohmer.
- " The reason of my interest," I replied, " is that Mr. Camber asked me to call upon him, and I propose to do so later this morning." - "Bat Wing", Sax Rohmer.
- Her design was for a flat- bottom, chine- built hull with no fore- and- aft camber in the bottom, a sharp entrance, and a square- tuck stern with slight overhang above the cross- seam. - "Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran", Howard I. Chapelle.