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Definition of Bilge

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break into the bilge, discover a break in the bilge (lower part of a ship)
lower part of a ship; garbage, filth (Slang)
Bilge Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To fracture the bilge of, or stave in the bottom of (a ship or other vessel).
  
(v. t.)
To cause to bulge.
  
(v. i.)
To suffer a fracture in the bilge; to spring a leak by a fracture in the bilge.
  
(v. i.)
To bulge.
  
(n.)
The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle.
  
(n.)
That part of a ship's hull or bottom which is broadest and most nearly flat, and on which she would rest if aground.
  
(n.)
Bilge water.
  
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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.
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.
bilge
\bilge\ (b&ibreve;lj), v. i. [imp. & p. p. bilged (b&ibreve;ljd); p. pr. & vb. n. bilging.] 1. (naut.) to suffer a fracture in the bilge; to spring a leak by a fracture in the bilge.
2. to bulge.
bilge
\bilge\, 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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 bilge free 
 bilge ways 
 bilge water 
 bilge pump 
 bilge keel 
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
The lowest part of the hull of a ship where all the dirty water colects.; bulge ; the protuberance of a cask
***There is a regulation that disallows ship to empty their bilge water in a port. It is so polluted and full of pathogens.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
(synonym) bilge water
(hypernym) water, H2O
(derivation) take in water
2. where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
(hypernym) bottom, underside, undersurface
(hyponym) bilges
(part-holonym) vessel, watercraft
(derivation) take in water

Verb
1. cause to leak; "the collision bilged the vessel"
(hypernym) damage
(cause) take in water
2. take in water at the bilge; "the tanker bilged"
(synonym) take in water
(hypernym) leak
(derivation) bilge water
Bilge Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The bilge (IPA: /bɪldʒ/) is the lowest compartment on a ship, below the waterline, where the two sides meet at the keel. The first known use of the word is from 1513.

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