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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bulkhead  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bulkhead 
  n  :  a  partition  that  divides  a  ship  or  plane  into  compartments 




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