Airtight



preventing the entrance or escape of air or gas.
having no weak points or openings of which an opponent may take advantage:
an airtight contract.
Contemporary Examples

But the mystery unfolds over an airtight 22 minutes, not a laborious 8.5 hours.
Why ‘Arrested Development’s’ Fourth Season Is a Bust: Contracts and More Marlow Stern May 27, 2013

Transfer the salsa verde to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator if not using immediately.
How Top Chefs Stay Thin Rachel Syme December 14, 2009

Refrigerate in an airtight container; will keep for up to one month.
Lights, Camera, Cocktails Brody Brown August 4, 2011

Place all ingredients in an airtight container and allow 12 to 24 hours for the infusion process.
Film-Inspired Cocktails: Sucker Punch Brody Brown March 25, 2011

As a reporter for nearly 40 years, I know an airtight story when I see one.
Philly Sportswriter Bill Conlin’s Shame: Accused of Child Molestation Buzz Bissinger December 21, 2011

Historical Examples

Like almost everything else, the power-cartridge plant was airtight and had its own oxygen-generator.
The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper

The bodies had been walled in well enough, but those walls were not airtight.
The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner

The clock is enclosed in an airtight glass case so as to avoid barometric error.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5 Various

It was airtight above or below that one spot on the throttle.
Test Pilot David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

On the final day, Markwith was given a chance to redeem himself, and pitched an airtight game.
Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick

adjective
not permitting the passage of air either in or out
having no weak points; rigid or unassailable: this categorization is hardly airtight
adj.

also air-tight, “impervious to air,” 1760, from air (n.1) + tight. Figurative sense of “incontrovertible” (of arguments, alabis, etc.) is from 1929.

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