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surge chamber

Syllabification: surge cham·ber

Definition of surge chamber in English:

noun

Another term for surge tank.
Example sentences
  • The new surge chamber required much fill dirt, and this was bulldozed from the top of a nearby hill.
  • When the gates close, the water backs up into the surge chamber until the to-and-fro motion subsides.
  • The only disadvantage to surge chambers is that they add to the bulk of gear that needs to be carried with you.

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