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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bilge  \Bilge\  (b[i^]lj),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bilged} 
  (b[i^]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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bilge 
  n  1:  water  accumulated  in  the  bilge  of  a  ship  [syn:  {bilge  water}] 
  2:  where  the  sides  of  the  vessel  curve  in  to  form  the  bottom 
  v  1:  cause  to  leak;  as  of  vessels 
  2:  take  in  water  at  the  bilge;  of  vessels  [syn:  {take  in  water}] 




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