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

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • Almost the first thing I put my hand on was what I was looking for—the bilge-pump.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln

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