Camber vs Sagittarius - What's the difference?

camber | sagittarius |


As a noun camber

is a slight convexity, arching or curvature of a surface of a road, a beam, roof deck, ship's deck etc, so that liquids will flow off the sides.

As a verb camber

is to curve upwards in the middle.

As a proper noun sagittarius is

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camber

English

Alternative forms

* cambre (chiefly obsolete)

Noun

(-)
  • A slight convexity, arching or curvature of a surface of a road, a beam, roof deck, ship's deck etc., so that liquids will flow off the sides.
  • The slope of a curved road created to minimize the effect of centrifugal force.
  • (architecture) An upward concavity in the underside of a beam, girder, or lintel; also, a slight upward concavity in a straight arch.
  • (automotive) A vertical alignment of the wheels of a road vehicle with positive camber signifying that the wheels are closer together at the bottom than at the top.
  • The curvature of an airfoil.
  • (nautical) A small enclosed dock in which timber for masts (etc.) is kept to weather.
  • Verb

  • To curve upwards in the middle.
  • To adjust the camber of the wheels of a vehicle.
  • Because he cambered the tires too much, he had less control on the turns.

    sagittarius

    Translingual

    (wikipedia Sagittarius)

    Proper noun

  • Hypernyms

    * (genus) Aves - class; Saurornithes - informal group; Ornithothoraces, Ornithurae - clades; Carinatae - subclass; Neornithes - infraclass; Neognathae - parvclass; Accipitriformes - order; Sagittariidae - family

    Hyponyms

    * (genus) Sagittarius serpentarius - sole species

    References

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