Camber beam


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 another of the same size, since being laid with the hollow side downwards, as they usually are, they form a kind of supporting arch.


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  • 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 beam — noun : a beam that cambers …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 — [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

  • Beam axle — Solid axle and Panhard rod on a 2002 Mazda MPV A beam axle is a suspension system, also called a solid axle, in which one set of wheels is connected laterally by a single beam or shaft. A live axle is a type of beam axle in which the shaft (or… …   Wikipedia

  • camber — I. verb (cambered; cambering) Etymology: French cambrer, from Middle French cambre curved, from Latin camur Date: 1627 intransitive verb to curve upward in the middle transitive verb 1. to arch slightly 2. to impart camber to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • camber — 1. noun /ˈkæm.bə,ˈkæm.bɚ/ a) A slight convexity, arching or curvature of a surface of a road, a beam, roof deck, ships deck etc., so that liquids will flow off the sides …   Wiktionary

  • camber — slight arch or convexity to a beam or deck of a ship Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Twist-beam rear suspension — The Twist beam rear suspension is a type of automobile suspension based on a large H shaped member. The front of the H attaches to the body via rubber bushings, and the rear of the H carries each wheel, on each side of the car. The cross beam of… …   Wikipedia


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