Camber beam

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In building, a camber beam is a piece of timber cut archwise, or with an obtuse angle in the middle, commonly used in platforms, as church leads, and other occasions where long and strong beams are required.

A camber beam is much stronger than another of the same size, since being laid with the hollow side downwards, as they usually are, they form a kind of supporting arch.

External links[edit]

 Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Camber". Encyclopædia Britannica 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 82.