Nautical. any of various wall-like constructions inside a vessel, as for forming watertight compartments, subdividing space, or strengthening the structure.
Aeronautics. a transverse partition or reinforcing frame in the body of an airplane.
a partition built in a subterranean passage to prevent the passage of air, water, or mud.
a retaining structure of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete, used for shore protection and in harbor works.
a horizontal or inclined outside door over a stairway leading to a cellar.
a boxlike structure, as on a roof, covering a stairwell or other opening.
- bulkheaded, adjective
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How to use bulkhead in a sentence
A lot of people go and get food to go at the fish market, and now, if someone gets crabs and shrimp and they’re sitting on the bulkhead, they can get a cocktail from me right there.‘Streateries’ are thriving, but only in some parts of D.C. Now Bowser wants to expand them. | Michael Brice-Saddler, Fritz Hahn | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Traps can be placed in tidewater off docks, bulkheads, bridges, and suspended from floats almost anywhere.14 wild edibles you can pull right out of the ocean | By Bob McNally/Field & Stream | October 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
Nicole LaPorte talks to flight attendants about dirty diapers, bulkhead envy, and more.
He splashed his way up to the cabin bulkhead, where the halyards were belayed on cleats on either side, and let them run.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
These were controlled from above by rods and wheels led to the level of the bulkhead deck.
By connections at the engine room forward bulkhead steam could be taken from any boiler in the ship.
The water then flowed in from the top through the deck scuttle forward of the collision bulkhead.
There was another water-tight door at the after end of the water-tight passage through the bunker immediately aft of D bulkhead.
British Dictionary definitions for bulkhead
any upright wall-like partition in a ship, aircraft, vehicle, etc
a wall or partition built to hold back earth, fire, water, etc
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