Definition of bulkhead in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌlkhɛd


  • A dividing wall or barrier between separate compartments inside a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
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    • 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.
    • The aft compartment extended from the wing rear beam to a point forward of the aft pressure bulkhead of the fuselage.


late 15th century: from Old Norse bálkr 'partition' + head.

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