bilge plug

noun

: boat plug
If your boat has a bilge plug, remove the plug when the boat is out of the water so that any water that has accumulated in the bilge can drain free.Twain Braden, The Handbook of Sailing Techniques, 2003

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bilge plug was in 1883

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“Bilge plug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bilge%20plug. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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