Meaning of “cofferdam” in the English Dictionary


"cofferdam" in English

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cofferdamnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒf.ə.dæm/ us /ˈkɑː.fɚ.dæm/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A cofferdam with double sides, composed of charred stakes fastened together with ties, should be constructed in the appointed place, and clay in wicker baskets made of swamp rushes should be packed in among the props. 
  • The whole was built in a cofferdam, quite dry, and the opening was a holiday. 

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