pneumatic caisson


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pneumatic caisson

[nu̇′mad·ik ′kā‚sän]
(civil engineering)
A caisson having a chamber filled with compressed air at a pressure equal to the pressure of the water outside.
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caisson

1. A watertight structure or chamber, within which work is carried on in building foundations or structures below water level.
2. A sunken panel, esp. in a vaulted ceiling or the inside of a cupola; a coffer.
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