Definition of bilge
1 : the bulging part of a cask or barrel
2a : the part of the underwater body of a ship between the flat of the bottom and the vertical topsidesb : the lowest point of a ship's inner hull
3 : stale or worthless remarks or ideas
Examples of bilge in a Sentence
That magazine prints a lot of bilge about celebrities.
tried to justify his bigoted tirade with a lot of stale and insincere bilge
Recent Examples of bilge from the Web
Waves were breaking over the vessel's bow while the Coast Guard was towing it to the Tillamook Bar, and its bilges became full of water by around 4:50 a.m., according to the agency.
A friend of one of my daughters helped move furniture and brought over a bilge pump.
A cooler, a bilge pump, freezer packs and tubing will keep you and your baby cool.
Any major flooding could cause the ship to sink to the lagoon floor because there are no steel, watertight doors that could be sealed, and no way to pump water out because the bilge system is inoperable.
One person alone was admitted on deck at a time, after sunset, which occasioned much filth to run into the hold, and mingle with the bilge water …
If a breach did occur, there are no steel watertight doors that could be sealed, and no way to pump water out because the bilge system is inoperable; any major flooding event could cause the ship to sink to the lagoon floor. .
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Definition of bilge
: to become damaged in the bilge
First Known Use of bilge
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Definition of bilge for English Language Learners
: the bottom part of the inside of a ship or boat
: foolish or worthless statements or information
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