Meaning of CAM in English


/kam/ , n. , v. , cammed, camming .


1. Mach. a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usually rotary, gives to a part or parts in contact with it a specific rocking or reciprocating motion.

2. Auto. Slang. camshaft.


3. to provide (a machine part or mechanism) with a cam or cams.

[ kam, kamm. See COMB 1 ]

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