bulkhead

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Etymology[edit]

bulk +‎ head

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bulkhead (plural bulkheads)

  1. (nautical) A vertical partition dividing the hull into separate compartments; often made watertight to prevent excessive flooding if the ship's hull is breached.
  2. A similar partition in an aircraft or spacecraft.
  3. Mechanically, a partition or panel through which connectors pass, or a connector designed to pass through a partition.
  4. A pressure-resistant sealed barrier to any fluid in a large structure.
  5. A retaining wall along a waterfront.

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