Definition of chambered in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃeɪmbəd


  • 1(Especially of a gun) having a chamber of a particular kind: the rifles are chambered for an intermediate size cartridge
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    • Now think about the calibers for which all those guns are chambered.
    • The revolver was originally chambered for the .44 Henry rimfire cartridge.
    • Winchester's previous rifle was only chambered for the .44 Henry Rimfire cartridge.
  • 1.1 Archaeology (Of a tomb) containing a burial chamber.
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    • This would not be out of place in a much older Neolithic chambered tomb.
    • In prehistoric Britain early agricultural communities deposited their dead in communal, highly visible locations such as chambered tombs, barrows and burial cairns.
    • The interesting thing was that whereas the pots from chambered tombs were thick and heavy, the domestic pots were really quite dainty with thin walls.
  • 1.2 Biology (Of a plant, animal body, or organ) having one or more body cavities: [in combination]: a four-chambered heart
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    • It's possible that the complex, chambered heart didn't change gradually, with many genes evolving minor mutations that changed their functions.
    • You can find them in phenomena ranging from the shell of the chambered nautilus to hurricanes and spiral galaxies.
    • Being leaf eaters, they eat a great deal of leaves, fruits, twigs, and tree bark; they have chambered stomachs.

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