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watertight

[waw-ter-tahyt, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌtaɪt, ˈwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
constructed or fitted so tightly as to be impervious to water:
The ship had six watertight compartments.
2.
so devised or planned as to be impossible to defeat, evade, or nullify:
a watertight contract; a watertight alibi.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see water, tight
Related forms
watertightness, noun
nonwatertight, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for water tight

watertight

/ˈwɔːtəˌtaɪt/
adjective
1.
not permitting the passage of water either in or out: a watertight boat
2.
without loopholes: a watertight argument
3.
kept separate from other subjects or influences: different disciplines are often thought of in watertight compartments
Derived Forms
watertightness, noun
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Word Origin and History for water tight

watertight

adj.

late 14c., from water (n.1) + tight. Figurative use from 1640s.

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