gas chamber


noun

an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas.

Origin of gas chamber

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for gas chamber

gas chamber

gas oven


noun

an airtight room into which poison gas is introduced to kill people or animals
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