Definitions for: Compartment

[n] a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area
[n] a small space or subdivision for storage

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

See Also: automobile trunk, bay, boot, box, cab, cabin, cabinet, cable car, call box, car, cell, cockpit, couchette, cubbyhole, drawing room, elevator car, glove compartment, gondola, letter box, locker, loge, luggage compartment, module, pigeonhole, pilothouse, POB, post-office box, room, roomette, stall, storage locker, storage space, trunk, well, wheelhouse

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