verb (used with object)
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Origin of compartment
Examples from the Web for compartment
The EFPs were hidden in a compartment under an unassuming-looking house.
Ogorzow had to remember where it was at the Hirschgarten station and keep an eye out on the doors on that side of the compartment.
After this attack, Ogorzow left his weapon behind on the train, hiding it in the compartment.
Ogorzow turned his back on Bendorf and opened the compartment door.
The other women may have attempted to squeeze through the small window into the driver's compartment, but it was too late.
In his opinion the House could no longer keep itself in a compartment apart—especially as it was not a watertight compartment.
They begin with an historical picture, its landscape and buildings, in one compartment.A Treatise on Painting|Leonardo Da Vinci
The contents of this compartment are thereby discharged through the shoot C into the generating tank B.
He kneeled down plump on the floor of that compartment and took her in his arms and kissed her.Jan and Her Job|L. Allen Harker
In a few moments, however, he returns, and takes a middle seat in the compartment.Sharps and Flats|John Nevil Maskelyne
Word Origin for compartment
1560s, from Middle French compartiment "part partitioned off" (16c.), through Italian compartimento, from Late Latin compartiri "to divide," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + partis, genitive of pars "part" (see part (n.)).