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bilge

noun

1 bilge

Water accumulated in the bilge of a ship.

synonym: bilge water.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 211: base, basement; plinth, dado, wainscot; baseboard, mopboard; bedrock, hardpan [U.S.]; foundation etc. (support) 215; substructure, ... show more

Roget 207: lowness etc. adj.; debasement, depression, prostration etc. (horizontal) 213; depression etc. (concave) 252.    molehill; ... show more

Dutch: lenswater, ruimwater



2 bilge

Where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom.

Dutch: onderruim
Polish: obło

verb

1 bilge

Cause to leak.

Roget 260: open, ope, gape, yawn, bilge; fly open.    perforate, pierce, empierce, tap, bore, drill; mine etc. ... show more

2 bilge

Take in water at the bilge:
— The tanker bilged.

synonym: take in water.


Moby thesaurus: balderdash, baloney, bilgewater, blah, blah-blah, blain, bleb, blister, blob, bop, bosh, boss, bow, bubble, bulb, bulge, bull, bulla, bullshit, bump ... show more.

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