- 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.
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