air chamber


Definition of air chamber

: a cavity filled with air: such as
a : a cavity containing air to act by its elasticity as a spring for equalizing the flow of a liquid in a pump or other hydraulic machine
b : one of the chambers in the nautilus or other chambered cephalopods

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First Known Use of air chamber

1664, in the meaning defined above

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“Air chamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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