meaning of bulkhead

bulkhead meaning in General Dictionary

A partition in a vessel to separate apartments for a passing fancy deck

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  • a partition that divides a ship or airplane into compartments
  • A partition in a vessel, to separate flats on exact same deck.
  • A structure of wood or rock, to resist pressure of planet or water; a partition wall or framework, as with a mine; the limiting wall surface along a water front side.

bulkhead meaning in Law Dictionary

Reinforcement structures containing the contents of compartments which holds volume things inside.


bulkhead meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 15c., with mind (n.); initial factor possibly from bulk "framework projecting right in front of a shop" (1580s), which is perhaps from Old Norse bolkr "beam, balk" (see balk (n.)).


bulkhead meaning in Business Dictionary

flooring to roof wall that partitions a space into compartments, reinforces the dwelling, and/or restrains the items.


bulkhead meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A partition in a vessel, to split up flats on the same deck.

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  • (letter.) A structure of wood or stone, to withstand pressure of planet or water; a partition wall surface or structure, as in a mine; the restricting wall surface along a water front.

Sentence Examples with the word bulkhead

Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.

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