altitude chamber


Definition of altitude chamber

: a chamber having an interior that can be so controlled as to simulate the air pressure, humidity, and temperature encountered at various altitudes … her work as a lab technician testing soldiers in an altitude chamber for mountain combat …— Molly Miron, The Bemidji Pioneer, 10 Mar. 2010

First Known Use of altitude chamber

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Altitude chamber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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