a pump for removing water from a bilge.
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).
Nautical. either of the rounded areas that form the transition between the bottom and the sides on the exterior of a hull. Also, bilges. (in a hull with a double bottom) an enclosed area between frames at each side of the floors, where seepage collects. Also called bilge well. a well into which seepage drains […]
smelling like bilge water. Historical Examples The Whirligig of Time Wayland Wells Williams Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 Elbert Hubbard