A cam (shown in yellow)



  • A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
  • A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.
  • A ridge or mound of earth.
  • A camming device, a spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.
  • Camera.


  • To go on webcam with someone.


  • Alternative of kam


  • Recorded since the 16th century, from Dutch kam ("cog of a wheel; originally, comb") (cognate with English comb, and preserved in modern Dutch compounds such as kamrad, kamwiel). comb.

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