combustion-chamber

combustion chamber

noun Machinery.
a chamber, as in an engine or boiler, where combustion occurs.

Origin:
1850–55

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combustion chamber
 
n
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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