[ waw-ter-tahyt, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌtaɪt, ˈwɒt ər- /
constructed or fitted so tightly as to be impervious to water: The ship had six watertight compartments.
so devised or planned as to be impossible to defeat, evade, or nullify: a watertight contract; a watertight alibi.
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OTHER WORDS FROM watertightwa·ter·tight·ness, nounnon·wa·ter·tight, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for watertight
Exceptionally good concreting is essential in tank work if watertightness is to be secured.
Again the work has to be done uniformly well, not only for appearance sake but because of the necessity of watertightness.
British Dictionary definitions for watertight
/ (ˈwɔːtəˌtaɪt) /
not permitting the passage of water either in or outa watertight boat
without loopholesa watertight argument
kept separate from other subjects or influencesdifferent disciplines are often thought of in watertight compartments
Derived forms of watertightwatertightness, noun
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