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air chamber

a chamber containing air, as in a pump, lifeboat, or organic body.
Also called air cushion. a compartment of a hydraulic system containing air that by its elasticity equalizes the pressure and flow of liquid within the system.
Origin of air chamber
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now finish your breakfast, and I'll tell you when the breathing-dresses and the air-chamber are ready.

    A Honeymoon in Space George Griffith
  • This elasticity performs the function of the air-chamber of the force-pump.

    How it Works Archibald Williams
  • During the best period of Greek music the reeds were taken directly into the mouth12 and not enclosed in an air-chamber.

  • Redgrave, as usual, went into the air-chamber and tried the atmosphere.

    A Honeymoon in Space George Griffith
  • Then the air-chamber is filled with concrete and left to support the great towers that pierce the sky above the waters.

    Stories of Inventors Russell Doubleday
  • You remember the air-chamber which the porpoises told us lies under the centre of the island?

  • I gave him a hint or two that he ought to put in more time with me in the air-chamber, but he took no notice of my suggestions.

  • It was divided into two parts, the upper being an air-chamber and the lower containing the charge.

  • Rope and hook were taken down into the air-chamber, where all the "valuables" were stored.

  • An air-chamber is generally fitted to the delivery pipe when water is to be lifted to great heights or under high pressure.

    How it Works Archibald Williams

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