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combustion chamber

noun, Machinery
1.
a chamber, as in an engine or boiler, where combustion occurs.
Origin of combustion chamber
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • The more a gas is heated, the more pressure it will exert upon the walls of the combustion chamber it confines.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The second circle of flame sets fire to more of the gas, and finally the entire contents of the combustion chamber are burning.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The tube or combustion chamber collapsed, having become overheated through shortness of water.

    Records of Steam Boiler Explosions Edward Bindon Marten
  • The inclination of the valves permits the use of large valves, and these open directly into the combustion chamber.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • These permit one to machine the entire interior of the cylinder and combustion chamber.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • This coil is continued at the top so as to form a kind of dome under the cover of the combustion chamber.

  • The relation of valve location and combustion chamber design will be considered in proper sequence.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The combustion chamber is made of a piece of brass tubing driven over the end of the smaller tube on the spout.

  • The latter is mounted on the end of the combustion chamber, and consists of two parts, D and P.

  • The supply of oil should be reduced and the draught regulated until the flame in the combustion chamber burns clear.

British Dictionary definitions for combustion chamber

combustion chamber

noun
1.
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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