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gas chamber

an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas.
Origin of gas chamber
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You'd never escape the gas chamber, no matter how much money you have.

    Medal of Honor Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He was responsible for setting up the very first gas chamber in Chicago.

    2 B R 0 2 B Kurt Vonnegut
  • Then I let out the gas chamber to its fullest extent and rose.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • I did not care to risk contracting our gas chamber for fear of losing gas.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • As Tom Swift said, his new silencer had literally blown up, a large piece having been torn from the gas chamber.

    Tom Swift and his Air Scout Victor Appleton
  • Doyle was slated for a ride down the elevator that night to the death cell behind the gas chamber.

    Criminal Negligence Jesse Francis McComas
  • A young soldier in the second batch to visit the gas chamber had taken the tales of the vapor horrors a bit too much to heart.

    The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
  • The line advanced slowly, like a gang of criminals going to the gas chamber.

    A Thought For Tomorrow Robert E. Gilbert
British Dictionary definitions for gas chamber

gas chamber

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