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See also: airtight and air tight



air-tight (comparative more air-tight, superlative most air-tight)

  1. Alternative form of airtight
    • 1895, H. G. Wells, chapter X, in The Time Machine:
      Further along the gallery was the huge skeleton barrel of a brontosaurus. My museum hypothesis was confirmed. Going toward the side of the gallery I found what appeared to be sloping shelves, and clearing away the thick dust, I found the old familiar glass cases of our own time. But these must have been air-tight to judge from the fair preservation of some of their contents.