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combustion chamber

noun Machinery.
  1. a chamber, as in an engine or boiler, where combustion occurs.
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Origin of combustion chamber

First recorded in 1850–55
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Historical Examples

  • Fourth: Close the doors of the ash-pit and of the combustion-chamber and start the draft by means of the fan.

    Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants

    R. E. Mathot


British Dictionary definitions for combustion chamber

combustion chamber

noun
  1. an enclosed space in which combustion takes place, such as the space above the piston in the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine or the chambers in a gas turbine or rocket engine in which fuel and oxidant burn
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combustion chamber in Science

combustion chamber

  1. An enclosure in which combustion, especially of a fuel or propellant, is initiated and controlled. See also internal-combustion engine.
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