a board lowered from the bilge of a sailing vessel to serve as a keel.
- Bilge keel
either of two keellike projections extending lengthwise along a ship’s bilge, one on each side, to retard rolling. noun one of two keel-like projections along the bilges of some vessels to improve sideways stability
- Bilge pump
a pump for removing water from a bilge. Historical Examples Kit Musgrave’s Luck Harold Bindloss Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884 Various
- Bilge water
Nautical, bilge (def 1d). Also called bilge. Slang. foolish, worthless, or offensive talk or ideas; nonsense; rubbish. Historical Examples Operas Every Child Should Know Mary Schell Hoke Bacon Southern Arabia Theodore Bent Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, Sep. 24, 1892 Various Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett Peter Simple Frederick Marryat Every Boy’s Book: A […]
- Bilge well
bilge (def 1c).