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chamber of horrors

  1. a place for the exhibition of gruesome or horrible objects.
  2. a group of such objects, as instruments of torture or murder.
  3. any collection of things or ideas that inspire horror.
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Origin of chamber of horrors

First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of chamber of horrors

  • Put your foot down on this chamber-of-horrors rot and all the rest of it.

    The Cruise of the Snark

    Jack London