a chamber, as in an engine or boiler, where combustion occurs.
Origin of combustion chamber
First recorded in 1850–55
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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
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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An enclosure in which combustion, especially of a fuel or propellant, is initiated and controlled. See also internal-combustion engine.
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