—n. 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.
—v.t. to provide (a machine part or mechanism) with a cam or cams.
Pronunciation: (kam),[key] —n. a river in E England flowing NE by Cambridge, into the Ouse River. 40 mi. (64 km) long. Also called Granta.