watertight compartment

noun

Definition of watertight compartment

: a compartment (as in a ship) having watertight doors by which it can be entirely separated from the rest of the structure of which it is a part

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“Watertight compartment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watertight%20compartment. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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