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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: bulk 'part that sticks out from a building' (15-19 centuries) (perhaps from Old Norse balkr 'partition') + head

bulkhead

noun
     
Related topics: Air, Water
bulkā€§head [countable]
TTATTW a wall which divides the structure of a ship or aircraft into separate parts

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