from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large cavity in an organic body containing air.
- n. A compartment of a hydraulic engine or apparatus, as a pump, interposed between and connected with the supply- and delivery-passages, and containing air which by its elasticity equalizes the pressure and flow of the fluids.
- n. Any compartment or chamber designed to contain air: as, the air-chamber of a life-boat.
- n. A septal chamber in the nautilus and other chambered cephalopods like the ammonites, goniatites, and orthoceratites.
- n. In botany: One of the mostly prismatic intercellular spaces occurring in aquatic plants.
- n. The intercellular area beneath a stoma.
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Moreover, compared with even a torpedo boat, the airship was remarkably simple to construct, given the air-chamber material, the engines, the gas plant, and the design, it was reallt not more complicated and far easier than an ordinary wooden boat had been a hundred years before.
But he went up a ladder against a gale of ventilation — a ladder that was encased in a kind of gas-tight fire escape — and ran right athwart the great forward air-chamber to the little look-out gallery with a telephone, that gallery that bore the light pom-pom of German steel and its locker of shells.
The sleepers were steel, and their box-shape left an air-chamber which the gas expansion filled, to blow the middle of the sleeper upward.
J.T. Maston, the brothers Blomsberry, and Engineer Murchison, without heeding these dangers, took their places in the air-chamber.
And within that voyage, Grant was now on a fantastic subvoyage of his own, blown through what seemed miles of space within a microscopic air-chamber in the lung of a dying man.
Another rioter-a Zirk nomad from the North, he guessed-was aiming one of the long-barreled native air-rifles, holding the ten-inch globe of the air-chamber in both lower hands.
_Hautbois de Poitou_, a hautbois having the reed enclosed in an air-chamber, just as is the case with the reeds of the bag-pipe.
The square stern, buoyed up by the air-chamber, lifted the boat out of the resulting wave as he struck the bottom of the descent.
Take a single room, and suppose on one side a current of out-door air which has been warmed by passing through the air-chamber of a modern furnace.
In _Riccia_ they are scattered singly and protected by the air-chamber layer.