Definition of Bilge well

1. Noun. (nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away.

Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Group relationships: Ship
Generic synonyms: Well



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bilge Well

bilections
bileful
bilepton
bileptons
biles
bilestone
bilestones
bilevel
bilevels
bilge
bilge keel
bilge keels
bilge pump
bilge pumps
bilge water
bilge well (current term)
bilged
bilges
bilgewater
bilgewaters
bilgier
bilgiest
bilging
bilgy
bilharzia
bilharzial
bilharzial appendicitis
bilharzial dysentery
bilharzial granuloma
bilharzias

Literary usage of Bilge well

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1. Text-book of hygiene: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Principles and by George Henry Rohé, Albert Robin (1908)
"33) is led from each steam-pump t<> ihe bilge-well of its own compartment, w> that each compartment may, l>y its own pump, be kept dry without dirtying up ..."

2. Hygiene of Communicable Diseases: A Handbook for Sanitarians, Medical by Francis Merton Munson, John Harington, Francis Randolph Packard, Fielding Hudson Garrison (1920)
"An independent suction leads from each pump to the bilge well of its own compartments by means of which each compartment may be kept dr.y without relying ..."

3. Canoeing, Sailing and Motor Boating by Warren Hastings Miller (1919)
"Choose a handy point for the bilge well and have a permanent bilge pump put in near it with a permanent suction to the well and a discharge overboard. ..."

4. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1848)
"To give a long floor, carry bilge well forward and aft, and let dead rise be but a few inches more forward and aft than it is amidships at quarter floor. ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1848)
"To give a long floor, carry bilge well forward and aft, and let dead rise be but a few inches more forward and aft than it is amidships at quarter floor. ..."

6. Non-secret Formulas by Thomas Michael Griffiths (1910)
"Ships—Infected ships to have the bilge-water pumped out and the bilge well washed through with fresh sea water, the inhabited parts fumigated with sulphur, ..."

7. A nautical and technical dictionary of the English and Italian languages by Raffaele Settembrini (1879)
"Bilge: Well room. SENTINELLA. Sentry: Sentinel. SEPARATE, NAVL Scattered ships. SEPPIA. Cuttle fish. SEPPIA, osso DL Cuttle fish bone. ..."

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