Definitions of cam

  1. a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A ridge or mound of earth. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A plece of machinery consisting of a rotating or sliding plece or projection for moving, or receiving motion from, a pin, roller, etc., moving against its edge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Mech. A non circular rotating piece, to give motion to and fro. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A mechanical contrivance for changing a circular motion into an alternate one, or vice versa. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. In mech., a projecting part of a wheel or other moving piece, intended to produce an alternate or variable motion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for cam

  1. The reciprocal motion was produced by a cam through an 8: 1 reduction gear. – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  2. Yes, he was; but when I tell'd him as weel as I could hoo it a' cam aboot, and hoo lonesome Mr. Yaspard was, and hoo he had heard a' about wis o' Lunda and wir ploys and vaidges, and hoo he wanted tae hae the like too;- weel, the Laird o' Boden mused like upo' what I said; and then he took oot his pocketbook and wrate a peerie letter wi' his pencil. – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby