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combustion chamber

noun, Machinery
1.
a chamber, as in an engine or boiler, where combustion occurs.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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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  
An enclosure in which combustion, especially of a fuel or propellant, is initiated and controlled. See also internal-combustion engine.
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