bilge pump


noun Nautical.

a pump for removing water from a bilge.

Origin of bilge pump

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for bilge pump

  • "We've started the bilge-pump, but it's no' drawing much," he said.

    The Coast of Adventure|Harold Bindloss
  • Almost the first thing I put my hand on was what I was looking for—the bilge-pump.

    Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then I screwed the cap on again and went home, taking Allie's bilge-pump with me, for I couldn't stop to unship the hose.

    Cape Cod Stories|Joseph C. Lincoln