bilge ways

noun plural but sometimes singular in construction

1
: heavy timbers that rest on the ground ways and carry the weight of a vessel in launching compare dogshore
2
: transverse timbers or supports on which the bilge blocks travel

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“Bilge ways.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bilge%20ways. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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