- constructed or fitted so tightly as to be impervious to water: The ship had six watertight compartments.
- so devised or planned as to be impossible to defeat, evade, or nullify: a watertight contract; a watertight alibi.
Origin of watertight
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Examples from the Web for watertightness
Again the work has to be done uniformly well, not only for appearance sake but because of the necessity of watertightness.
Exceptionally good concreting is essential in tank work if watertightness is to be secured.
- not permitting the passage of water either in or outa watertight boat
- without loopholesa watertight argument
- kept separate from other subjects or influencesdifferent disciplines are often thought of in watertight compartments
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Word Origin and History for watertightness
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