from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with (water-tight) bulkheads: applied to ships.


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  • The point is, if things are going down in the rear of the aircraft, and with the idea of the bulkheaded doors, the TV camera looking aft, the pilots have some idea of when to do this.

    CNN Transcript Jan 21, 2002

  • It's all bulkheaded compartments and safety doors.

    Starchild Omnibus

  • The bulkheaded boats had both sides and two longitudinal bulkheads placed so as to divide the scow into three sections of equal width, built of 8 by 8-in. or 10 by 10-in. timbers, laid one upon the other, and bolted through from top to bottom.

    Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 The Site of the Terminal Station. Paper No. 1157

  • The escape of air was very great, and, as a pressure of more than 28 lb. could not be maintained, the face was bulkheaded and the tunnel was shut down for three weeks in order to permit the river bed to consolidate.

    Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910 The New York Tunnel Extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The East River Tunnels. Paper No. 1159

  • Of course, it's a little too much to expect that any one of the life-boats will be left whole, but they're bulkheaded, too, you know, so that we can be sure of finding something able to navigate -- providing we can make our get-away.

    Spacehounds of IPC

  • Like all the old homes that still stand to mark the era when Valencia Street was as desired an address as California Street is to-day, it stood upon bulkheaded ground, with a fat-pillared wooden fence bounding the wide lawns.

    Saturday's Child

  • The Tolands 'rambling mansion was built upon so sharp a hill that the garden beds were bulkheaded like terraces, and the paths were steep.

    The Story of Julia Page

  • Below, to star-board, on the bridge deck, the pilot saw the crushed mess-room door, roughly bulkheaded against the pounding seas.

    The Sea Farmer

  • Half-way down the car one of the sections was still curtained and bulkheaded; and when Miss Grierson curled up in her seat and closed her eyes she was wondering vaguely why the porter had left this one section undisturbed in the morning scene-shifting.

    The Price

  • A little way beyond, under the great cabin, was the powder-magazine, a small bulkheaded compartment with a little door, atop of which was a small bull's-eye lamp.

    The Frozen Pirate


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