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pressure hull

Syllabification: pres·sure hull

Definition of pressure hull in English:

noun

The inner hull of a submarine, in which approximately atmospheric pressure is maintained when the vessel is submerged.
Example sentences
  • As with other Russian submarines, the Oscar features a double hull, comprising an inner pressure hull and an outer hydrodynamic hull.
  • Nuclear submarine HMS Trafalgar grounded off the Isle of Skye in November last year, damaging equipment on the hull but leaving her pressure hull and reactor system unharmed.
  • The pressure hull of the 667B submarine consists of ten compartments.

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