bilge pump

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bilge pump a pump to remove bilgewater
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bilge pump a pump to draw the bilge water from the gold of a ship.
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Usage

In literature:

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" by Joseph C. Lincoln
A quantity of ashes was carried down into the bilge-water pump and obstructed the steam-pump.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
The bilge pump is dependent on the main engine.
"The Voyages of Captain Scott" by Charles Turley
Each engine has one feed and one bilge pump attached to the air pump, and worked by the same lever.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884" by Various
Suppose you get the bilge pump to work, Tom, and I'll try to find the leak.
"Boy Scouts in Southern Waters" by G. Harvey Ralphson
You remember I had to come to the ship two days before you, about the bilge pumps.
"A Man's Woman" by Frank Norris
Get up and pump out the bilge.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
They lead the water into the bilges, where the pumps can reach it.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Since the beginning of the watch the bilge-pumps had had all they could do to handle the leakage coming from the seams of the strained hull.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Are things all right there now, and are the bilge-pumps working?
"The Ghost Ship" by John C. Hutcheson
I rigged the little pump amidships and the pipe threw a full stream of bilge across the deck.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
He would believe that a mine could be pumped out as easily as a vessel's bilge.
"Picked up at Sea" by J.C. Hutcheson
A name of the bilge-pump.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He looked over the side and tried to see if the engineer had succeeded in getting the pump on that bilge.
"Command" by William McFee
There was a lot of scuffling and shouting of orders, accompanied by the clanking of the auxiliary motors actuating the bilge pumps.
"Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S." by Percy F. Westerman
The Davits will be here in a minute, and the Centrifugal Bilge Pump will drop in later.
"The Dreamers" by John Kendrick Bangs
All overhead discharge from the circulating pumps, ballast pumps, bilge pumps, etc., were below the deep load line, but above the light line.
"Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'" by British Government
They also work bilge-pumps and fire-pumps.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
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In news:

Bilge pump installation is straightforward, but it is essential not to overlook key details.
You must not place the pump in the bilge unrestrained.
If you rely on a bilge pump's advertised "flow-capacity rating" expressed in gallons per hour (g.p.h.
), you may end up with a bilge pump that's woefully inadequate for your particular needs.
Installing a Bilge Pump .
If you rely on a bilge pump 's advertised "flow-capacity rating" expressed in gallons per hour (g.p.h.
Most bilge-pump installations are challenged on three fronts: wiring, plumbing, and capacity.
No one ever complains about too much bilge-pump capacity.
Most bilge-pump installations are challenged on three fronts: wiring, plumbing , and capacity.
The sound of an automatic bilge pump is usually drowned out by the other sounds of a boat underway, but knowing when the bilge pump runs can be essential to the safety of the boat.
Bilge pumps and water pumps in particular should always be fastened to the boat structure to ensure their permanent location.
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