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combustion chamber

noun, Machinery
a chamber, as in an engine or boiler, where combustion occurs.
Origin of combustion chamber
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for combustion chamber
  • The job of the choke is to reduce the airflow to the combustion chamber and increase fuel intake.
  • The combustion chamber is separated into a lower pile section for primary combustion and an upper secondary-combustion section.
  • During this evaluation employees wore disposable dust masks while working in the combustion chamber.
  • Following the secondary combustion chamber, the gases enter the evaporative cooler, where the combustion gases are cooled.
  • combustion chamber-The region of the stove where the fuel is burned.
British Dictionary definitions for combustion chamber

combustion chamber

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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combustion chamber in Science
combustion chamber  
An enclosure in which combustion, especially of a fuel or propellant, is initiated and controlled. See also internal-combustion engine.
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