cam

Part of speech: noun

Mech. A non circular rotating piece, to give motion to and fro.

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Usage examples "cam":

  1. A cam in which the actuating surface is in the form of a groove. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. Cam you get me a box there to- night? - "His Own People", Booth Tarkington.
  3. That stan's to rizzon, ye see; but they telled me 'at ye kenned a' about whaur we a' cam frae. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.