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Meaning of BULKHEAD

Pronunciation:  'bulk`hed

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments

BULKHEAD is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: divider, partition, ship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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