AskDefine | Define bulkhead

Dictionary Definition

bulkhead n : a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 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.

Derived terms

Translations

partition on ship
Swedish: skott
partition on air- or spacecraft
Swedish: skott
panel through which connectors pass

Extensive Definition

Bulkhead may refer to the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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