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).