Bilge definition

bĭlj
Bilge water.
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To damage the bottom of (a ship) so that water enters.
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(slang) Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.
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The bulging part of a barrel or cask.
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The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
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The lowest inner part of a ship's hull.
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(nautical) To spring a leak in the bilge.
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To bulge or swell.
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(nautical) To break open the bilge of.
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The bulge of a barrel or cask.
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The rounded, lower exterior part of a ship's hull.
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(slang) Worthless or silly talk or writing; nonsense.
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The bottommost interior part of a ship.
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Water that seeps or leaks in, collects there, and becomes stagnant and dirty.
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To suffer such damage.
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(nautical) The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
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(nautical) The lowest inner part of a ship's hull.
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(uncountable) The water accumulated in the bilge, the bilge water.
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(slang, uncountable) Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.
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The bulging part of a barrel or cask.
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(nautical, intransitive) To spring a leak in the bilge.
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(intransitive) To bulge or swell.
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(nautical) To break open the bilge(s) of.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bilge
Plural:
bilges

Origin of bilge

  • Probably alteration of bulge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • A nautical/shipbuilding term, likely derived from bulge.

    From Wiktionary