bulkhead bulkhead  /ˈbəlk ˌhɛd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments

Usage(s):

  1. Suddenly the deck shot from under him, hurling him against a bulkhead, and an explosion roared through the ship.
  2. Their bulkhead was just six feet high, far too low to stop the storm surge.
  3. The Shrinker is a movable steel bulkhead at each end of a freight car.

News

  1. Council OKs $95.6 million Annapolis budget

    Property tax to rise slightly; projects include City Dock bulkhead The Annapolis City Council passed Monday a $95.6 million operating budget and $10 million capital budget for next year, with a slight increase in the property tax rate and funding for projects that include a bulkhead replacement at City Dock.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Low PIM Coaxial Adapters suit within, in-between applications.

    Available in straight for test applications as well as 4-hole flange and bulkhead for system integrations, SRX™ series delivers PIM performance beyond -170 dBc. Within series DIN-7/16 adapters have 100 psec electrical lengths, facilitating substitutions when involved with phase matched measurements. Likewise supporting calibration and substitution, DIN-7/16 to Type N adapters have 225 psec ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "First the whalers tried to throw them overboard, then they tied them to a bulkhead and were beating them," Captain Watson told the Herald. "We are asking the Australian Government to help with this."
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Paul Watson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Each one had their special moves and their special holds," recalled John Sr. "I can remember coming home from work hearing people hit the bulkhead and I would even hear them hit the floor. If you can believe it, sometimes they would even be...
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: John Cena Source: Eagle Tribune

  3. "We used battery-powered practice amps, David [Silveria] played this little drum set for a kid," singer Jonathan Davis recalled last week from Germany, where the band is currently touring. "We could only set up in the bulkhead, so I had to...
    on Jun 7, 2006 By: Jonathan Davis Source: MTV.com

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