A compartment for passengers or crew.

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LOCK CHAMBER

A compartment between lock gates in a canal.

LIQUID-SEALED METER

A type of positive displacement meter for gas flows consisting of a cylindrical chamber that is more than half filled with water and divided into four rotating compartments formed by trailing vanes; gas entering through the center shaft into one compartment after another forces rotation that allows the gas then to exhaust out the top as it is displaced by the water. Also known as drum meter.

CHARTREUSE

The compartment, especially in the royal navy, from which the ship was navigated.

STEERING FLAT

The compartment containing the steering gear.

WHEELHOUSE

The compartment on a ship where the wheel is located; also called pilothouse or bridge.

SICK BAY

The compartment reserved for medical purposes.

HOLD

A compartment below deck in a large vessel, used solely for carrying cargo.

SKYLIGHT

A framework fitted over a dock opening for admitting light and air into the compartment below

DOUBLE BOTTOM

Compartments at the bottom of a ship between inner bottom and the shell plating, used for fresh water, ballast water, fuel oil, etc

CHAIN LOCKER

A compartment for the stowage of anchor chain

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