Definition of watertight compartment in English:

watertight compartment

Syllabification: wa·ter·tight com·part·ment

noun

  • Any of the sections with intervening watertight partitions into which the interior of a large ship is now usually divided for safety.
    More example sentences
    • The frigates have a double-skinned hull divided by ten bulkheads into watertight compartments.
    • The submarine consists of six watertight compartments separated by transverse bulkheads in a pressurised double-hull.
    • Hulls were divided into watertight compartments sealed with resin, so that they could survive a hole at sea.

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