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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large watertight chamber used for construction under water.

Usage examples (36)
  • The reason for the cofferdam was the release of extra water by the U.S.
  • The plan is to cover the leak in the structure known as a cofferdam, and funnel the oil to the surface.
  • This video shows the failed attempt over the weekend to lower a 100-ton, 4-story "cofferdam" dome over the top of the main leak.
  • Deepwater team attempts to put 'cofferdam' over blown-out oil well for more
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