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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. water accumulated in the bilge of a ship;
[syn: bilge, bilge water]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Bilge water. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bilge water n 1: water accumulated in the bilge of a ship [syn: bilge, bilge water]