bilge pump

Origin of bilge pump

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bilge pump

Historical Examples of bilge pump

  • Almost the first thing I put my hand on was what I was looking for—the bilge-pump.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

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

    The Coast of Adventure

    Harold Bindloss

  • 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