bilge waternoun [ U ]uk /ˈbɪldʒ ˌwɔː.tər/ us /ˈbɪldʒ ˌwɑː.t̬ɚ/
Examples from literature
- A pump was connected with the cylinder cooling apparatus, designed to free the cockpit of bilge water, but the pump would not work.
- But they dragged me along and presently I found myself chained in the midst of a line of black men and women, many feet resting in the bilge water.
- Harriet Penny had fainted and lay with the back of her head awash in the shallow bilge water.
- The place was low, not more than seven feet in height, and the slaves lay ironed in the bilge water on the bottom of the vessel.