Meaning of CAM in English
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. 2012