Cofferdam

A cofferdam (also called a coffer) is a temporary enclosure built within, or in pairs across, a body of water and constructed to allow the enclosed area to be pumped out, creating a dry work environment for the major work to proceed. Enclosed coffers are commonly used for construction and repair of oil platforms, bridge piers and other support str...
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Cofferdam

• (n.) A water-tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.
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Cofferdam

Cof'fer┬Ědam noun A water- tight inclosure, as of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom (of a river, etc.) and permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.
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Cofferdam

A cofferdam is a particular form of temporary dam used to exclude water from the site of docks, quay-walls, or the abutments of bridges during construction.
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cofferdam

cofferdam, temporary barrier for excluding water from an area that is normally submerged. Made commonly of wood, steel, or concrete sheet piling (see pile), cofferdams are used in constructing the foundations of dams, bridges, and similar subaqueous structures and for temporary drydocks. If double s...
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Cofferdam

In civil engineering, a cofferdam (coffer-dam)is a water-tight enclosure sometimes of piles packed with clay, from which the water is pumped to expose the bottom of a river, etc. and so permit the laying of foundations, building of piers, etc.
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cofferdam

narrow vacant space between two bulkheads of a ship
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cofferdam

narrow vacant space between two bulkheads of a ship
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cofferdam

watertight enclosure from which water is pumped to expose the bed of a body of water in order to permit the construction of a pier or other ... [4 related articles]
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