false-bottom

false bottom

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

Origin:
1790–1800

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false bottom

noun
a horizontal structure that partitions a ship or box (especially one built close to the actual bottom) 
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