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bilge pump

noun, Nautical
a pump for removing water from a bilge.
Origin of bilge pump
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bilge pump
  • Its flotation was entirely dependent on whether the bilge pump could keep up with the leakage.
  • The vessel's bilge pump did not work and the vessel filled with water and swamped.
  • The hull bilge pump overboard discharge lines shall be looped with the loop extending as high as possible under the hull deck.
  • Check the bilge pump, and make sure both the automatic and manual operation work.
  • He activated the bilge pump and left the compartment hatches open to aerate the engine compartment.
  • Check the bilge pump and navigation lights to make sure they are in working order.
  • Make sure absorbents are secured to avoid clogging the bilge pump or its sensor.
  • Miller immediately shut off the switch for the bilge pump.
  • Even if the boat has a bilge pump or automatic bailing device, a manual backup device emergency.

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