/ bɪldʒ /
ETYM A different orthography of bulge, of same origin as belly. Related to Belly, Bulge.
1. Water accumulated in the bilge of a ship; SYN. bilge water.
2. Where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom.
Lower point of inner hull of a ship.
Lowermost part of interior of ship; widest part of barrel.