- Nautical The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides. (noun)
- Nautical The lowest inner part of a ship's hull. (noun)
- Bilge water. (noun)
- Slang Stupid talk or writing; nonsense. (noun)
- The bulging part of a barrel or cask. (noun)
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