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cam•el



Pronunciation: (kam'ul), [key]
n.
1. either of two large, humped, ruminant quadrupeds of the genus Camelus, of the Old World. Cf. Bactrian camel, dromedary.
2. a color ranging from yellowish tan to yellowish brown.
3. Also called camel spin. Skating.a spin done in an arabesque position.
4. Naut.
a. Also called pontoon. a float for lifting a deeply laden vessel sufficiently to allow it to cross an area of shallow water.
b. a float serving as a fender between a vessel and a pier or the like.
c. caisson (def. 3a).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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