air|tight


air|tight
air|tight «AIR TYT», adjective.
1. so tight that no air or gas can get in or out.
2. Especially U.S. Informal, Figurative. having no weak points or loopholes open to attack: »

an airtight alibi. The team had an airtight defense.

SYNONYM(S): unassailable.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Air-tight — a. 1. So tight as to be impermeable to air or other gases; as, an air tight cylinder; said of containers. [1913 Webster] 2. of such close construction as to have little leakage of air in or out; said of structures [WordNet 1.5] 3. so thoroughly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Air-tight — n. A stove the draft of which can be almost entirely shut off. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • air-tight — adjective 1. having no weak points an airtight defense an airtight argument • Syn: ↑airtight • Similar to: ↑invulnerable 2. not allowing air or gas to pass in or out • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-tight — a. Hermetic, hermetical, impenetrable to air, impervious to air …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • air tight — hermetically sealed, impermeable to air; having no weakness or flaw …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air·tight — /ˈeɚˌtaıt/ adj 1 : tightly sealed so that no air can get in or out Store the food in an airtight container. 2 : too strong or effective to fail or to be defeated an airtight argument The defendant had an airtight alibi …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-tight — see airtight …   English dictionary

  • Air-tight stove — An air tight stove is a wood burning stove designed to burn solid fuel, traditionally wood, in a controlled fashion so as to provide for efficient and controlled fuel use, and the benefits of stable heating or cooking temperatures. They are made… …   Wikipedia

  • Tight — Tight, a. [Compar. {Tighter} (t[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Tightest}.] [OE. tight, thiht; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. [thorn][=e]ttr, Dan. t[ae]t, Sw. t[ a]t: akin to D. & G. dicht thick, tight, and perhaps to E. thee to thrive, or to thick …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tight — tight; tight·en; tight·en·er; tight·ish; tight·ly; tight·ness; un·tight; air·tight·ness; gas·tight·ness; oil·tight·ness; up·tight·ness; wa·ter·tight·ness; weath·er·tight·ness; …   English syllables