Meaning of “bulkhead” in the English Dictionary

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"bulkhead" in English

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bulkheadnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌlk.hed/ us /ˈbʌlk.hed/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A row of shelves crossed the bulkhead and some water lay in the angle where the slanted floor met the side sheathing. 
  • As the profile shows, the vessel is divided by transverse bulkheads into seven watertight compartments, and there are double bottoms. 
  • He sat upright on the locker in front of the stove, with his head leaning back against the bulkhead. 
  • The hull is divided into six water-tight compartments by steel bulkheads. 
  • There were no decks or bulkheads, nothing but an intricate network of ladders connecting the various operating positions of the spaceship. 
  • To the right opened the master's stateroom, and a door in the forward bulkhead led to the galley. 

(Definition of “bulkhead” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)