open caisson

open caisson
noun
: a small cofferdam that is set in place, pumped dry, and filled with concrete to form a foundation (as for a pier)

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  • Caisson (engineering) — In geotechnical engineering, a caisson is a retaining, watertight structure used, for example, to work on the foundations of a bridge pier, for the construction of a concrete dam, or for the repair of ships. These are constructed such that the… …   Wikipedia

  • caisson — caissoned, adj. /kay seuhn, son/, n. 1. a structure used in underwater work, consisting of an airtight chamber, open at the bottom and containing air under sufficient pressure to exclude the water. 2. a boatlike structure used as a gate for a… …   Universalium

  • Caisson — Cais son, n. [F., fr. caisse, case, chest. See 1st {Case}.] 1. (Mil.) (a) A chest to hold ammunition. (b) A four wheeled carriage for conveying ammunition, consisting of two parts, a body and a limber. In light field batteries there is one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caisson lock — A caisson lock is a type of canal lock in which a narrowboat is enclosed in a sealed box and raised or lowered between two water levels.HistoryIt was first demonstrated at Oakengates on the now lost Shropshire Canal in 1792, where its inventor,… …   Wikipedia

  • caisson — /ˈkeɪsən / (say kaysuhn) noun 1. a structure in which labourers can work on river beds, etc., consisting essentially of an airtight box or chamber with an open bottom, the water being kept out by the high air pressure maintained within. 2. a boat …  

  • Pneumatic caisson — Caisson Cais son, n. [F., fr. caisse, case, chest. See 1st {Case}.] 1. (Mil.) (a) A chest to hold ammunition. (b) A four wheeled carriage for conveying ammunition, consisting of two parts, a body and a limber. In light field batteries there is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box caisson — noun : a heavy timber watertight box open at the top, floated over a position prepared by dredging, and sunk by building a masonry pier within it …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cofferdam — A cofferdam on the Ohio River near Olmsted, Illinois, built for the purpose of constructing the Olmsted Lock and Dam …   Wikipedia

  • КОЛОДЕЦ ОПУСКНОЙ — полая замкнутая оболочка, погружаемая в грунт под действием собственного веса по мере разработки грунта (Болгарский язык; Български) спускаем кладенец (Чешский язык; Čeština) spouštěná studna (Немецкий язык; Deutsch) Senkbrunnen (Венгерский язык; …   Строительный словарь

  • колодец опускной — Полая замкнутая оболочка, погружаемая в грунт под действием собственного веса по мере разработки грунта [Терминологический словарь по строительству на 12 языках (ВНИИИС Госстроя СССР)] EN open caisson DE Senkbrunnen FR caisson ouvert …   Справочник технического переводчика

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