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gas chamber

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noun
  1. an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas.
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Origin of gas chamber

First recorded in 1935–40
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Historical Examples

  • When they masked and went into the gas-chamber the care they took with straps and buckles could not have been bettered.

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British Dictionary definitions for gas chamber

gas chamber

gas oven

noun
  1. an airtight room into which poison gas is introduced to kill people or animals
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