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bulkhead definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: bulk (structure projecting from a building) + head Date: 15th century 1. an upright partition separating compartments 2. a structure or partition to resist pressure or to shut off water, fire, or gas 3. a retaining wall along a waterfront 4. a projecting framework with a sloping door giving access to a cellar stairway or a shaft

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an upright partition separating the compartments in a ship, aircraft, vehicle, etc. Etymology: bulk stall f. ON bálkr + HEAD

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bulkhead Bulk"head`, n. [See Bulk part of a building.] 1. (Naut.) A partition in a vessel, to separate apartments on the same deck. 2. A structure of wood or stone, to resist the pressure of earth or water; a partition wall or structure, as in a mine; the limiting wall along a water front. Bulked line, a line beyond which a wharf must not project; -- usually, the harbor line.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bulkheads) A bulkhead is a wall which divides the inside of a ship or aeroplane into separate sections. (TECHNICAL) = partition N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Naut.) Partition, dividing wall.

Moby Thesaurus

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