cofferdam

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cof·fer·dam

 (kô′fər-dăm′, kŏf′ər-)
n.
1. A temporary watertight enclosure that is pumped dry to expose the bottom of a body of water so that construction, as of piers, can occur.
2. See caisson.
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cofferdam

(ˈkɒfəˌdæm)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a watertight structure, usually of sheet piling, that encloses an area under water, pumped dry to enable construction work to be carried out. Below a certain depth a caisson is required
2. (Nautical Terms) (on a ship) a compartment separating two bulkheads or floors, as for insulation or to serve as a barrier against the escape of gas or oil
Often shortened to: coffer
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cof•fer•dam

(ˈkɔ fərˌdæm, ˈkɒf ər-)

n.
1. a temporary watertight enclosure for construction or repairs in waterlogged soil or under water.
2. a sealed void between two bulkheads that prevents the escape of liquids, heat, etc.
[1730–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cofferdam - large watertight chamber used for construction under watercofferdam - large watertight chamber used for construction under water
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
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cofferdam

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cofferdam

nCaisson m
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