watertight

[ waw-ter-tahyt, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌtaɪt, ˈwɒt ər- /

adjective

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.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of watertight

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at water, tight

OTHER WORDS FROM watertight

wa·ter·tight·ness, nounnon·wa·ter·tight, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for watertight

  • Exceptionally good concreting is essential in tank work if watertightness is to be secured.

    Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
  • Again the work has to be done uniformly well, not only for appearance sake but because of the necessity of watertightness.

    Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette

British Dictionary definitions for watertight

watertight
/ (ˈwɔːtəˌtaɪt) /

adjective

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 watertight

watertightness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012