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Meaning of COFFERDAM

Pronunciation:  'kofur`dam

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  large watertight chamber used for construction under water
 

COFFERDAM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: caisson, pneumatic caisson
 
 See Also: chamber

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cof"fer*dam\, n.
A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from
which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river,
etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of
piers, etc.

 

 

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