Bulkhead Bulk"head`, n. [See {Bulk} part of a building.] 1. (Naut.) A partition in a vessel, to separate apartments on the same deck. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Bulked line}, a line beyond which a wharf must not project; -- usually, the harbor line. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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