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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 ...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
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7 words

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

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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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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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...

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

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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.)

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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 ...

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

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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

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

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

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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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

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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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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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.)

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2013
Subject:
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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 ...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
66 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
67 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
71 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
154 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
115 words
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According to legend one of the sons of Brutus (see Brut). Camber is supposed to have given his name to Cambria (Wales) which is a Latinized derivative of Cymry (Welshmen).
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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 ...

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