- n in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side
- n water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
- n where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom
- v cause to leak
- v take in water at the bilge
- Aboard their ships, filthy water and human and animal wastes sloshed around in the bilges for a month or more.
- They're not wearing uniforms or talking about bilges and barges.
- Men who scarcely ever fixed a leaky faucet or pushed a lawnmower are busily hosing decks, rubbing brightwork, varnishing mahogany, bailing bilges.