cham·ber / ˈchāmbər/ • n. 1. a hall used by a legislative or judicial body. ∎ the body that meets in such a hall. ∎ any of the houses of a legislature: the Senate chamber.2. poetic/lit. or archaic a private room, typically a bedroom. ∎ (chambers) Law a judge's room used for official proceedings not required to be held in open court.3. an enclosed space or cavity: an echo chamber. ∎ a large underground cavern. ∎ the part of a gun bore that contains the charge or bullet. ∎ Biol. a cavity in a plant, animal body, or organ: the four chambers of the heart.4. [as adj.] Mus. of or for a small group of instruments: a chamber concert.• v. [tr.] place (a bullet) into the chamber of a gun.DERIVATIVES: cham·bered adj.
J. A. Cannon