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airlock

noun [C] uk   /ˈeə.lɒk/  us   /ˈer.lɑːk/

airlock noun [C] (ROOM)

a room between two areas that have different air pressure, allowing you to go from one area to the other: Airlocks are commonly found on submarines and manned spacecraft.

airlock noun [C] (BUBBLE)

a bubble in a pipe that prevents liquid from flowing along it
Translations of “airlock”
in Chinese (Traditional) 室, 壓差隔離室, 密封艙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 室, 压差隔离室, 密封舱…
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