an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas.
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Origin of gas chamber
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for gas chamber
When they masked and went into the gas-chamber the care they took with straps and buckles could not have been bettered.Our Army at the Front|Heywood Broun
British Dictionary definitions for gas chamber
an airtight room into which poison gas is introduced to kill people or animals
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