Main definitions of came in English

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came1

Pronunciation:

came

/keɪm/

Main definitions of came in English

: came1came2

came2

noun

  • Each of a number of strips forming a framework for enclosing a pane of glass, especially in a leaded window.

    • ‘These cames are soldered to one another so that the panel is secure.’
    • ‘The lead cames used in stained glass are made by an extrusion process where the molten metal is pressed through a steel die.’
    • ‘While putty was once necessary to stabilize the glass in the grooves of the lead cames, glass is held in the modern copper cames with adhesive.’
    • ‘This invention is an improvement over the prior art method of molding cames between glass pieces of a cut glass panel.’
    • ‘Lead was used to make window cames for holding stained glass in windows, and can be found particularly at cathedral sites.’

Origin

Late 16th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

came

/keɪm/