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gas chamber

an enclosure used for the execution of prisoners by means of a poisonous gas.
Origin of gas chamber
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When they masked and went into the gas-chamber the care they took with straps and buckles could not have been bettered.

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British Dictionary definitions for gas-chamber

gas chamber

an airtight room into which poison gas is introduced to kill people or animals
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