bilge plug

noun

Definition of bilge plug

: 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

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First Known Use of bilge plug

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Bilge plug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bilge%20plug. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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