false bottom

a horizontal partition above the actual bottom of a box, trunk, etc., especially one forming a secret compartment.


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false bottom

a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom) 
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Example sentences
The home buyer credit only created a false bottom for the market.
Below three drawers, a false bottom pushes back, revealing three more tiny drawers.
The water temperature can be controlled, and a false bottom with airlift pipes has been installed as an in-bottom filter.
He also found a can of degreaser, with a false bottom, and found several baggies containing the white substance.
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