watertight
adjective Date: 14th century 1. of such tight construction or fit as to be impermeable to water except when under sufficient pressure to produce structural discontinuity 2. leaving no possibility of misconstruction or evasion <
a watertight lease
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watertightness noun

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  • watertight — index impervious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • watertight — late 14c., from WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) + TIGHT (Cf. tight). Figurative use from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • watertight — ► ADJECTIVE 1) closely sealed, fastened, or fitted so as to prevent the passage of water. 2) (of an argument or account) unable to be disputed or questioned …   English terms dictionary

  • watertight — [[t]wɔ͟ːtə(r)taɪt[/t]] also water tight 1) ADJ Something that is watertight does not allow water to pass through it, for example because it is tightly sealed. The flask is completely watertight, even when laid on its side... The batteries are… …   English dictionary

  • watertight — wa|ter|tight [ˈwo:tətaıt US ˈwo:tər , ˈwa: ] adj 1.) a watertight container, roof, door etc does not allow water to get in or out →↑airtight 2.) an argument, plan etc that is watertight is made very carefully so that people cannot find any… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • watertight — adjective 1 something that is watertight does not allow water to pass through it: watertight boxes 2 watertight plan/case/argument etc a plan etc that is made so carefully that there is no chance of any mistakes or problems: The police can t do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • watertight — watertightness, n. /waw teuhr tuyt , wot euhr /, adj. 1. constructed or fitted so tightly as to be impervious to water: The ship had six watertight compartments. 2. so devised or planned as to be impossible to defeat, evade, or nullify: a… …   Universalium

  • watertight — wa|ter|tight [ wɔtər,taıt ] adjective 1. ) a watertight container or room is made so that water cannot enter it 2. ) something that is watertight such as an excuse, argument, case, or ALIBI is so good that no one can find anything wrong with it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • watertight — adjective 1) a watertight container Syn: impermeable, impervious, (hermetically) sealed; waterproof, water repellent, water resistant Ant: leaky 2) a watertight alibi Syn: indisputable …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • watertight — UK [ˈwɔːtə(r)ˌtaɪt] / US [ˈwɔtərˌtaɪt] adjective 1) a watertight container or room is made so that water cannot enter it 2) something that is watertight such as an excuse, argument, case, or alibi is so good that no one can find anything wrong… …   English dictionary

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