Com*part"ment (?), n. [F. compartiment, OF. compartir to divide. See Compart.]

1.

One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden.

In the midst was placed a large compartment composed of grotesque work. Carew.

2. Shipbuilding

One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads.

 

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