noun Date: 1945 a chamber (as in a gas turbine or a jet engine) in which combustion occurs — called also combustion chamber

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  • combustor — com·bus·tor …   English syllables

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  • combustor — /kəmˈbʌstə/ (say kuhm bustuh) noun the combustion chamber, fuel injection system, and igniter in a jet engine or ramjet …   Australian English dictionary

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