Water-tight

Wa´ter-tight`


a.1.So tight as to retain, or not to admit, water; not leaky.
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Really, I knew already the anterior part of this submarine boat, of which this is the exact division, starting from the ship's head: the dining-room, five yards long, separated from the library by a water-tight partition; the library, five yards long; the large drawing-room, ten yards long, separated from the Captain's room by a second water-tight partition; the said room, five yards in length; mine, two and a half yards; and, lastly a reservoir of air, seven and a half yards, that extended to the bows.
It is decked, quite water-tight, and held together by solid bolts.
The projectile had now to be filled to the depth of three feet with a bed of water, intended to support a water-tight wooden disc, which worked easily within the walls of the projectile.
They are fairly water-tight; and so long as they are handled with care, they rarely come to pieces, or sink.
[3] Muc-luc: a water-tight, Eskimo boot, made from walrus-hide and trimmed with fur.
The peaks of the seven gables rose up sharply; the shingled roof looked thoroughly water-tight; and the glittering plaster-work entirely covered the exterior walls, and sparkled in the October sun, as if it had been new only a week ago.
The water-tight compartments in her will break down, and music and life will mingle.
The canoe was badly cracked, and she could not make it water-tight; but a calabash made from a cocoanut she stored on board for a bailer.
She knocked at the door--surprise visit, I guess, for he kept his life in water-tight compartments--he let her in, couldn't keep her in the street.
Cowan has been working meticulously to ensure a 'strategic' schedule is water-tight for his squad.
It is not yet water-tight but he hopes to show the vehicle on land at next month's D-Day 75 commemorations in Portsmouth.
It is not yet water-tight, but he hopes to show the vehicle on land at next month's D-Day 75 commemorations, in Portsmouth.