- chamber pop,
- chamber pot,
- chamber tomb,
- chambered nautilus,
- chamberlain, joseph
Origin of chambered
- a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court.
- the private office of a judge.
- (in England) the quarters or rooms that lawyers use to consult with their clients, especially in the Inns of Court.
verb (used with object)
Origin of chamber
Examples from the Web for chambered
In an insane display of oneupmanship, Crittenton allegedly produced his own gun and chambered a round.Washington’s True Dysfunction: Basketball’s Woeful Wizards|Lloyd Grove|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
No scavenger shark, no carrion crab, ever chambered more grisly secrets in his digestive processes than this big charnel bird.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
It is also applied to the siphon perforating the septum of a chambered shell when it is placed near the centre of the plate.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
Mannlicher-Carcano cartridge could only be fired in a weapon that is chambered for that particular cartridge.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- a legislative, deliberative, judicial, or administrative assembly
- any of the houses of a legislature
Word Origin for chamber
late 14c., past participle adjective from chamber (v.).
late 14c., "to restrain," also "to furnish with a chamber" (inplied in chambered, from chamber (n.). Related: Chambering.
c.1200, "room," usually a private one, from Old French chambre "room, chamber, apartment," also used in combinations to form words for "latrine, privy" (11c.), from Late Latin camera "a chamber, room" (see camera). In anatomy from late 14c.; of machinery from 1769. Gunnery sense is from 1620s. Meaning "legislative body" is from c.1400. Chamber music (1789) was that meant to be performed in private rooms instead of public halls.