Air chamber
Air chamber Air" cham`ber 1. A chamber or cavity filled with air, in an animal or plant. [1913 Webster]

2. A cavity containing air to act as a spring for equalizing the flow of a liquid in a pump or other hydraulic machine. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Air chamber — Chamber Cham ber, n. [F. chambre, fr. L. camera vault, arched roof, in LL. chamber, fr. Gr. ? anything with a vaulted roof or arched covering; cf. Skr. kmar to be crooked. Cf. {Camber}, {Camera}, {Comrade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A retired room, esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • air chamber — n. a cavity or compartment full of air, esp. one used in hydraulics to equalize the flow of a fluid …   English World dictionary

  • air chamber — noun : a cavity filled with air: 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 see hydraulic ram illustration b. : one of the chambers in the nautilus …   Useful english dictionary

  • air chamber — air′ cham ber n. 1) hyd mac a chamber containing air, as in a pump, lifeboat, or organic body 2) hyd mac a compartment of a hydraulic system containing air that by its elasticity equalizes the pressure and flow of liquid within the system •… …   From formal English to slang

  • air chamber — 1. a chamber containing air, as in a pump, lifeboat, or organic body. 2. Also called air cushion. a compartment of a hydraulic system containing air that by its elasticity equalizes the pressure and flow of liquid within the system. [1840 50] * * …   Universalium

  • air chamber — hole that contains air to serve as a spring to equalize the flow of a liquid in a pump or other hydraulic devices; closure of area filled with air for a special objective; chamber or empty space filled with air (in animals or plants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air chamber — /ˈɛə tʃeɪmbə/ (say air chaymbuh) noun 1. a chamber containing air, as in a pump or a lifeboat. 2. a compartment of a hydraulic system containing air which by its elasticity equalises the pressure and flow of liquid within the system …   Australian English dictionary

  • air chamber — noun a chamber, in a hydraulic system, in which air (or some other gas) is compressed to regulate the flow of a fluid …   Wiktionary

  • air chamber — (MOLLUSCA: Cephalopoda) The gas filled cavity of a nautilus shell that was previously occupied by that organism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • air chamber — Equipment of a motorboat to insure buoyancy in the event of capsizing. 12 Am J2d Boats § 12 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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