- 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.
Words nearby bulkhead
OTHER WORDS FROM bulkheadbulk·head·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for bulkhead
Nicole LaPorte talks to flight attendants about dirty diapers, bulkhead envy, and more.
He set one foot under the door-knob, rested his back against the bulkhead across the narrow aisle, and straightened his leg.Sonnie-Boy's People|James B. Connolly
I reckon she's makin' some water here through that bulkhead, Mister Mate.Command|William McFee
Ives and Hoskins went aft to the shock-panels in the after bulkhead.Breaking Point|James E. Gunn
Each of our cabins had its own looking-glass screwed to the bulkhead, and what he wanted with more of them we never could fathom.The Mirror of the Sea|Joseph Conrad
As to the bulkhead, he had advised his commander that the safest thing was to leave it alone, it was so villainous to look at.Lord Jim|Joseph Conrad