Cam, River Cam, Cam River(noun)
a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
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
a curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together
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
a ridge or mound of earth
Origin: [See Kam.]
A cam is a rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice-versa. It is often a part of a rotating wheel or shaft that strikes a lever at one or more points on its circular path. The cam can be a simple tooth, as is used to deliver pulses of power to a steam hammer, for example, or an eccentric disc or other shape that produces a smooth reciprocating motion in the follower, which is a lever making contact with the cam.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kam, n. (mech.) a device for changing a regular rotary motion into a reciprocating motion, various forms of which are the cam-wheel and shaft, the heart-wheel, the wiper-wheel, and the eccentric. [Dut. kam.]
mac, Mac, Mac., MAC
The numerical value of CAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of CAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think she should have a shoe cam.
Putting two men together on the kiss cam isn't a punch line. I want to keep coming to games. Please stop doing this.
He didn't have to hit the kid with the baton no need to call about 20 cops. And as you can see his body cam is on the floor.
We are closely monitoring the situation of a car wreck involving Cam Newton, we will have more information at an appropriate time.
Cam's the type of person who does not do anything wrong, much less a turn, she is just this spot on person who works on it (turns) every day.
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