Definition of Lock chamber
1. Noun. Enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it.
Group relationships: Canal
Generic synonyms: Enclosure
Derivative terms: Lock, Lock
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Literary usage of Lock chamber
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1. Report of Proceedings (1908)
"Each lock chamber has four of these syphons two at the upper end and two at the lower end. The two lock chambers are connected and disconnected with a view ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"These are built in the side walls or under the floor of the lock chamber, ... They have several openings to the lock chamber, in order that the lock may be ..."
3. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1839)
"This quantity "I water should exactly occupy that space in the lock chamber marked by E N'OK, so that no water remains in the reservoir above the level of ..."
4. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"A steel deflection plate is fastened to the inside of the valve on the half that swings outward into the lock chamber. As soon as the valve begins to open, ..."
5. Rivers and Canals: The Flow, Control, and Improvement of Rivers and the by Leveson-Francis Vernon-Harcourt (1896)
"Reduction of Time in Locking: Deepening of Lock- Chamber, and Longitudinal Sluice-Ways; Cylindrical Sluice-Gates, on River Weaver, and in France; ..."
6. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1874)
"Other advantages accrue from them, however, such, for example, as the distribution of the pressure over the two pairs, and the use of the lock- chamber as a ..."
7. Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers: A Reference Book Giving by Halbert Powers Gillette (1910)
"The available length of the lock chamber is 147 ft. and the width Is 36 ft The length of the wall below the lower quoin is 25 ft. and above the upper quoin ..."