Bilge water
Bilge Bilge, n. [A different orthography of bulge, of same origin as belly. Cf. {Belly}, {Bulge}.] 1. The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Bilge water. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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