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Origin of caisson
OTHER WORDS FROM caissoncaissoned, adjective
Words nearby caisson
Example sentences from the Web for caisson
The enemy had again outflanked us, and the men lifted me on a caisson.
The griping pains that accompany the "Caisson Disease" are excruciating.Inventions of the Great War|A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
The chief danger of caisson work is the "bends," or "caisson disease."American Adventures|Julian Street
The excited Frenchman at the caisson had changed his mind evidently.The Boy Scouts Afoot in France|Herbert Carter
An examination of the caisson showed that the men had struck a vein of sulphuretted hydrogen gas.Boys' Second Book of Inventions|Ray Stannard Baker
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