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noun 
  1. (nautical) The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
  2. (nautical) The lowest inner part of a ship's hull.
  3. (uncountable) The water accumulated in the bilge, the bilge water.
  4. (context, slang, uncountable) Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.
  5. The bulging part of a barrel or cask.
verb (bilg, ing)
  1. (context, nautical, intransitive) To spring a leak in the bilge.
  2. (intransitive) To bulge or swell.
  3. (context, nautical, transitive) To break open the bilge(s) of.
Etymology: A nautical/shipbuilding term, likely derived from bulge.


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