com·part·ment /-ˌmɛnt, mənt/
1. One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden.
In the midst was placed a large compartment composed of grotesque work. --Carew.
2. Shipbuilding One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads.
n 1: a small space or subdivision for storage
2: a partitioned section or separate room within a larger