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Cam vs. Tappet

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Camnoun

A turning or sliding piece which imparts motion to a rod, lever or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.

Tappetnoun

A lever or projection which is moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, in order to produce change or regulate motion.

Camnoun

A curved wedge, movable about an axis, used for forcing or clamping two pieces together.

Tappetnoun

A lever or projection moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, with a view to produce change or regulate motion.

Camnoun

A ridge or mound of earth.

Tappetnoun

a lever that is moved in order to tap something else

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Camnoun

(rock climbing) A camming device, a spring-loaded device for effecting a temporary belay in a rock crevice.

Tappet

A tappet is most commonly a component in an internal combustion engine which converts the rotating motion of the camshaft into linear motion of the valves, either directly or indirectly. An earlier use of the term was for part of the valve gear in beam engines beginning in 1715.

Camnoun

(informal) Camera.

Camverb

To go on webcam with someone.

Camnoun

A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.

Camnoun

A ridge or mound of earth.

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Camadjective

Crooked.

Camnoun

a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River

Camnoun

a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion

Camnoun

a projection on a rotating part in machinery, designed to make sliding contact with another part while rotating and impart reciprocal or variable motion to it.

Camnoun

a camshaft.

Camnoun

a camera.

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Cam

A cam is a rotating or sliding piece in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion. It is often a part of a rotating wheel (e.g.

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