What is another word for caissons?

Pronunciation: [kˈe͡ɪsənz] (IPA)

Caissons are typically used to refer to a type of watertight structure that is used to enclose a construction site and allow for work to take place underwater. Synonyms for caissons include cofferdam, which is a temporary structure typically made of sheet metal or concrete that is used to create a dry working area around a construction site. Another synonym for caissons is sheet pile, which typically involves the driving of steel or concrete sheets into the ground to create a structure that is resistant to water pressure. Other synonyms for caissons might include pile driver, hammer pile, or concrete pier, depending on the context in which the word is used.

Synonyms for Caissons:

What are the hypernyms for Caissons?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    watercraft, floating structure.

Usage examples for Caissons

The sight of the eight-pounders and the dark caissons has done the work.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
Of course the leading team of the battery had to halt, and it was impossible to stop the rear carriages on the steep hill, so that the column became only a jumbled heap of horses, limbers, caissons and gun carriages.
"The Rhode Island Artillery at the First Battle of Bull Run"
J. Albert Monroe
The village was in ruins, with some of its houses still burning, and displayed a most incredible disorder of corpses, of wounded men, of dead horses, demolished guns and battered caissons and baggage-wagons.
"The Woman of Mystery"
Maurice Leblanc

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