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  • camber — [1] A wheel alignment adjustment of the inward or outward tilt on the top of the wheel when viewed from the front of the vehicle. Tipping the top of the wheel center line outward produces positive camber. Tipping the wheel center line inward at… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 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

  • Camber angle — From the front of the car, a right wheel with a negative camber angle …   Wikipedia

  • Wheel alignment — A wheel alignment is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker s specification. The purpose of these adjustments is maximum tire life and vehicle travel that… …   Wikipedia

  • camber — n. & v. n. 1 the slightly convex or arched shape of the surface of a road, ship s deck, aircraft wing, etc. 2 the slight sideways inclination of the front wheel of a motor vehicle. v. 1 intr. (of a surface) have a camber. 2 tr. give a camber to;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • camber angle — noun 1. : the angle between two joined plane surfaces with a camber at the joining point or edge 2. : the angle between the center line of the front wheel of an automotive vehicle and the vertical …   Useful english dictionary

  • camber angle — the inclination of the wheel plane to the vertical. It is considered positive when the wheel leans outward at the top and negative when it leans inward …   Mechanics glossary

  • camber — cam•ber [[t]ˈkæm bər[/t]] v. t. v. i. 1) to arch slightly; curve upward in the middle 2) naut. navig. a slight arching, upward curve, or convexity, as of the deck of a ship 3) bui a slightly arching piece of timber 4) aer. the rise of the curve… …   From formal English to slang

  • camber — /kam beuhr/, v.t., v.i. 1. to arch slightly; bend or curve upward in the middle. n. 2. a slight arching, upward curve, or convexity, as of the deck of a ship. 3. a slightly arching piece of timber. 4. Aeron. the rise of the curve of an airfoil,… …   Universalium

  • camber angle — /ˈkæmbər æŋgəl/ (say kambuhr angguhl) noun the angle between the cambered front wheel of a motor vehicle and the vertical …  

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