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Origin of caisson
OTHER WORDS FROM caissoncaissoned, adjective
Words nearby caisson
Example sentences from the Web for caisson
The burial ground was empty except for the occasional horse-drawn caisson being pulled through its quiet lanes.
The largest dock is divisible by a central caisson so that four ships can be docked at one time.
The first shot did no execution, but the next struck a caisson and exploded its contents.Reminiscences of a Rebel|Wayland Fuller Dunaway
Commanders of batteries will see that their limber and caisson-boxes are filled to their utmost capacity.Nurse and Spy in the Union Army|S. Emma E. Edmonds
The reserve men cut the gear of the dead horse, dragged his body aside, and replaced him with one of the six from the caisson.
The horses became entangled among the ropes, and stumbled over the gun and caisson, throwing their riders to the earth.
British Dictionary definitions for caisson
- a box containing explosives, formerly used as a mine
- an ammunition chest
- a two-wheeled vehicle containing an ammunition chest