bilgewater

noun
bilge·​wa·​ter | \ ˈbilj-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce bilgewater (audio) , -ˌwä- \

Definition of bilgewater

: water that collects in the bilge of a ship

First Known Use of bilgewater

1698, in the meaning defined above

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“Bilgewater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bilgewater. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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