Gas chamber (disambiguation)

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Gas chamber may refer to a means of execution wherein a poisonous gas is introduced into a hermetically sealed chamber, to kill animals and humans.

Gas chamber may also refer to:

In compartments[edit]

Man-made[edit]

  • Various uses for a compartment containing gas, e.g.:
    • A chamber filled with tear gas, used to train military and law enforcement personnel in use of gas masks and in resisting the effects of tear gas
    • A room used to store gas in at atmospheric pressure, before compressed gas cylinders were invented; e.g., in basements of theatres to store the oxygen and hydrogen used to make limelight, the gas was stored in a big flexible gas-tight bag inside the room
    • In a patent description: a gas-filled chamber to make something float in water
    • Part of an automatic or semi-automatic rifle, e.g., in the AK-107
    • Part of an internal combustion engine's exhaust system to let the exhaust gas escape underwater but not let water enter the exhaust system [1]

In nature[edit]

  • The siphuncle or float chamber, found in the shells of some cephalopods
  • A surfing term, when a big wave rolls over, enclosing a temporary horizontal tunnel of air with the surfer inside

In geography[edit]

The name of a number of surf spots around the world, most notably:

In media and entertainment[edit]

In fiction[edit]

  • Gas Chamber, the band formed by Eikichi Mishina in Persona 2: Innocent Sin and carried over to Eternal Punishment
  • The Dachau concentration camp was said to have contained gas chambers for killing people (and to have produced lamp shades and soaps made out of human skin and fat) in a US psyops propaganda movie shown to German civilians

In music[edit]