"cam" Definition

  1. n. A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  2. n. A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
  3. n. A projecting part of a wheel or other moving piece so shaped as to give alternate or variable motion to another piece against which it acts.
  4. n. A ridge or mound of earth.
  5. a. Crooked.

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Position in dictionary: 14223 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n., a.,
Words that start with "cam": 107
Words that end with "cam": 3
Words that contain "cam": 187
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English Dictionary Definition of cam

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