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  • (nautical) a vertical partition dividing the hull into separate compartments; often made watertight to prevent excessive flooding if the ship is holed
  • A similar partition in an aircraft or spacecraft.
  • Mechanically, a partition or panel through which connectors pass, or a connector designed to pass through a partition.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Bulk"head` (&?;), n. [See Bulk part of a building.] 1. (Naut.) A partition in a vessel, to separate apartments on the same deck.

2. A structure of wood or stone, to resist the pressure of earth or water; a partition wall or structure, as in a mine; the limiting wall along a water front.

Bulked line, a line beyond which a wharf must not project; -- usually, the harbor line.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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