Etymology: Old English < Latin camelus < Greek (kamÄlos), of Semitic origin; compare Arabic (ARchar, ÙÙ) (jamal) and Hebrew (gamal).
- A beast of burden, much used in desert areas, of the genus camelus.
- Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of a another vessel, and then emptied to reduce the draught of the ship in the middle.
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