Bilge

Definition of Bilge

Pronunciation: bĭlj
n.1.The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle.
2.(Naut.) That part of a ship's hull or bottom which is broadest and most nearly flat, and on which she would rest if aground.
3.Bilge water.
Bilge free
(Naut.) stowed in such a way that the bilge is clear of everything; - said of a cask.
Bilge pump
a pump to draw the bilge water from the gold of a ship.
Bilge water
(Naut.) water which collects in the bilge or bottom of a ship or other vessel. It is often allowed to remain till it becomes very offensive.
Bilge ways
the timbers which support the cradle of a ship upon the ways, and which slide upon the launching ways in launching the vessel.
v. i.1.(Naut.) To suffer a fracture in the bilge; to spring a leak by a fracture in the bilge.
[imp. & p. p. Bilged (bĭljd); p. pr. & vb. n. Bilging.]
2.To bulge.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To fracture the bilge of, or stave in the bottom of (a ship or other vessel).
2.To cause to bulge.

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