Meaning of CAM in English

CAM

1. A designed bump on a shaft or disc which causes a rocking motion in an adjacent part.

2. A metal disc with irregularly shaped lobes used in the camshaft to activate the opening and closing of the valves and in the distributor , to force the points to open.

3. A colloquial name for the camshaft .

4. A name for the breaker cam .

English dictionary of automotive terms.      Английский словарь автомобильных терминов.