Meaning of CAM in English



Pronunciation: ' kam

Function: noun

Etymology: perhaps from French came, from German Kamm, literally, comb, from Old High German kamb

Date: 1777

: a rotating or sliding piece (as an eccentric wheel or a cylinder with an irregular shape) in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice versa

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.