Synonyms and related words:
alcove, bay, below, between-decks, boiler room, booth, box, brig, bunker, cabin, caboose, camboose, cavity, cell, cellule, chamber, chart room, conning tower, crib, crypt, cubicle, division, enclosed space, engine room, forecastle, forepeak, galley, head, hold, hole, hollow, lazaret, locker, manger, niche, part, partition, pew, pilothouse, quarters, radio room, roundhouse, sail loft, section, sick bay, slot, space, stall, stateroom, stokehold, topside, vault, wardroom

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  • compartment — ► NOUN 1) a separate section of a structure or container. 2) a division of a railway carriage marked by partitions. DERIVATIVES compartmental adjective compartmentally adverb. ORIGIN French compartiment, from Latin compartiri divide …   English terms dictionary

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