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chamber British & World English

A large room used for formal or public events

chamber English Thesaurus

a debating chamber

chamber pot British & World English

A bowl kept in a bedroom and used as a toilet at night

gas chamber British & World English

An airtight room that can be filled with poisonous gas to kill people or animals

chamber music British & World English

Instrumental music played by a small ensemble, with one player to a part, the most important form being the string quartet

chamber organ British & World English

A movable pipe organ for playing in a small concert hall, chapel, or private house

cloud chamber British & World English

A device containing air or gas supersaturated with water vapour, used to detect charged particles, X-rays, and gamma rays by the condensation trails which they produce

echo chamber British & World English

An enclosed space for producing reverberation of sound

float chamber British & World English

The cavity in a carburettor containing a device which floats on the surface of the fuel and seals off the flow as the level rises

lower chamber British & World English

Another term for lower house.

magma chamber British & World English

A reservoir of magma within the earth’s crust beneath a volcano

privy chamber British & World English

A private apartment in a royal residence

spark chamber British & World English

An apparatus designed to show ionizing particles

Star Chamber British & World English

An English court of civil and criminal jurisdiction that developed in the late 15th century, trying especially those cases affecting the interests of the Crown. It was noted for its arbitrary and oppressive judgements and was abolished in 1641

surge chamber British & World English

Another term for surge tank.

upper chamber British & World English

Another term for upper house.

bubble chamber British & World English

An apparatus designed to make the tracks of ionizing particles visible as a row of bubbles in a liquid

lethal chamber British & World English

An enclosed space in which animals may be killed painlessly with gas

second chamber British & World English

The upper house of a parliament with two chambers

combustion chamber British & World English

An enclosed space in which combustion takes place, especially in an engine or furnace

inspection chamber British & World English

A manhole sited at a junction or bend in a drain to allow clearance of blockages

ionization chamber British & World English

An instrument for detecting ionizing radiation

presence chamber British & World English

A room, especially one in a palace, in which a monarch or other distinguished person receives visitors

chamber of horrors British & World English

A place of entertainment containing instruments or scenes of torture or execution

Chamber of Trade British & World English

A national organization representing local Chambers of Commerce

decompression chamber British & World English

A small room in which the air pressure can be varied, used chiefly to allow deep-sea divers to adjust gradually to normal air pressure

Chamber of Commerce British & World English

A local association to promote and protect the interests of the business community in a particular place

Chamber of Deputies British & World English

The lower legislative assembly in some parliaments

antechamber British & World English

A small room leading to a main one

fume cupboard British & World English

A ventilated enclosure in a chemistry laboratory, in which harmful volatile chemicals can be used or kept


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