altitude chamber

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of altitude chamber was in 1918

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“Altitude chamber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/altitude%20chamber. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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