bulk|head

bulk|head «BUHLK HEHD», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a) one of the upright partitions dividing a ship into compartments. b) a similar partition in the fuselage of an aircraft, to support and stiffen it.
2. a wall or partition built in a tunnel, conduit, or the like, to hold back water, earth, rocks, or air.
3. a boxlike structure covering the top of a staircase or other opening.
4. a horizontal or inclined door leading from the outside of a house to the cellar.
–v.t.
to build or supply with bulkheads: »

Proceeds of the…bond issue would go for dredging, filling and bulkheading the site (Wall Street Journal).

[probably < bulk2 + head]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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