gas chamber


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

Origin of gas chamber

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of gas chamber

  • When they masked and went into the gas-chamber the care they took with straps and buckles could not have been bettered.

British Dictionary definitions for gas chamber

gas chamber

gas oven


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