false bottom


noun

a horizontal partition above the actual bottom of a box, trunk, etc., especially one forming a secret compartment.

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Origin of false bottom

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Example sentences from the Web for false bottom

  • This is caused by using a false-bottom which is too low or because it is not well perforated.

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