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bilge
American English: /bɪldʒ/
British English: /bɪldʒ/

Translation of bilge in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Nautical) 1.1 countable (part of hull) 1.2
    also: bilges plural
    the bilges
    la sentina
    Example sentences
    • We can find it in collection holding tanks, salt water lines, bilges, void spaces, and storage tanks.
    • Federal regulations do not address tank installations in bilges of boats, nor must tank materials be tested for corrosion resistance.
    • Salt water and wet bilges will expedite the deterioration, although 10-15 years is a reasonable life expectancy.
  • 2 uncountable 2.1bilge (water)
    agua (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) de pantoque
    (before noun) bilge pump
    bomba (feminine) de achique
    2.2 (nonsense)
    (British English) [colloquial]
    paparruchas (feminine plural) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • And I say alas because the stuff aired in the morning is bilge and drivel - I fear the day Gnat is interested in this stuff, because it's incredibly boring.
    • I contemplated not responding to this sickening bilge, but I realised your attitudes are most likely based in your lack of coherent thought patterns and an ignorance of history.
    • I can't believe there is someone getting around calling himself Reverend espousing such vile bilge.

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