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noun chamber pronunciation in British English /ˈtʃeɪmbə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a large room in a public building, especially one used for meetings

    the council chamber of Chiswick Town Hall

    a debating chamber

    1. a.
      an old word for a private room or a bedroom

      the master’s chamber

    2. b.
      a room used for a particular purpose

      Tutankhamun’s burial chamber

      a torture chamber

    3. c.


      [plural] legal the offices used by judges or barristers
  2. 2
    [countable] one of the sections of a parliament. In many systems there is a lower chamber such as the British House of Commons and an upper chamber such as the British House of Lords.
  3. 3
    [countable] an enclosed space, especially one inside a machine, a plant, or someone’s body

    the chambers of the heart

    1. a.
      the part of a gun where you put the bullets
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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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