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camber

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1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm). 2 A small ...

Camber

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
7 words

... 1881: 50; Kent. English: see Comber...

camber

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
50 words

... Very shallow, scarcely perceptible upward curve, often apparent on the underside of collar -and- tie beams in a truss . A camber-arch is therefore the soffit of a ‘flat’ arch of brick rubbers achieved by using a camber-strip as a support for the intrados during...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

... A slight upward curvature of a surface, such as a cross-section of a highway, or in structural members (e.g. camber beams ) to resist dead and imposed loads, such that the beam sits flat and prevents sag in...

Camber

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

... In British legend, the second son of brute . Wales fell to him and hence (in popular mythology) received its name of cambria...

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
77 words

... . 1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm). 2 A small enclosed dock in a dockyard in which timber for masts and yards was kept to weather and pickle in salt water, and used also to provide a shelter for small boats. In the USA such a dock was known as a cob or cobb ...

pre-camber

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...camber A beam that has an unloaded upward deflection so that when loaded it avoids the appearance of...

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Dictionary of American Family Names

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
6 words

... (107) English: variant of Comer ....

Camber

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
28 words

... • Current frequencies: GB 94, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 50 • Main GB location 1881: Kent English : see Comer . Camber, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
19 words

... XVII. — OF. cambre , dial. var. of OF. chambre arched :- L. camurus curved inwards . So as vb. ...

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011

... E. Sussex . Camere 1375 , Portus Camera 1397 , Caumbre 1442 . From OFrench cambre (Latin camera ) ‘a room, an enclosed space’, perhaps originally with reference to a small harbour here before the silting up of the Rother...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
163 words

... • abba , blabber, dabber, grabber, jabber, stabber, yabber • Alba , Galba • amber , camber, caramba, clamber, Cochabamba, gamba, mamba, Maramba, samba, timbre • Annaba , arbor, arbour, barber, Barbour, harbour ( US harbor), indaba, Kaaba, Lualaba, Pearl Harbor, Saba, Sabah, Shaba • sambar , sambhar • rebbe , Weber • Elba • Bemba , December, ember, member, November, Pemba, September • belabour ( US belabor), caber, labour ( US labor), neighbour ( US neighbor), sabre ( US saber), tabor • chamber • bedchamber • antechamber • amoeba ...

Cambers

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
18 words

... 1881: 65; Beds and Hunts. English: variant of Camber ( see Comber ), with post-medieval excrescent -s...

cambering

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

... Consistent dip of strata towards local valley floors, in conflict with the general regional dip. It is well displayed in the English Midlands, where ironstone beds above clays are cambered down as much as 30 m below their original level. It is probably due to large-scale structural disturbance when permafrost thawed and when the plastic clays allowed overlying massive beds to flow towards...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... The consistent dip of strata towards valley centres, in conflict with the general regional dip. It is well displayed in the English Midlands, where ironstone beds above clays are cambered down as much as 30 m below their original level. It is probably due to large-scale structural disturbance when permafrost thawed and the plastic clays allowed overlying massive beds to flow towards...

Cambers

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
38 words

... • Current frequencies: GB 89, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 65 • Main GB location 1881: Beds and Hunts English : variant of Camber ( see Comer ), with post-medieval excrescent -s . Cambers, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...1. The upper-most part of a building. 2. The middle of a cambered...

plain tile

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...tile A small rectangular roofing tile, usually clay or concrete, that has a slight camber...

hogging

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...A cambered surface, a beam that bends upwards towards its...

agger

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
29 words

... [Co] 1 Latin name for a cambered, artificially raised causeway or ridge of consolidated earth or stone carrying a Roman road. 2 The rampart of a Roman...

hoggin

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
35 words

... or hogging 1. Siftings or screenings separated by a sieve from the stones of rough pit-gravel, used for paths , while the larger stones are employed in carriage-ways. 2. Camber of a...

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