Bulge

Definition of Bulge

Pronunciation: bŭlj
n.1.The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.
2.A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall.
3.(Naut.) The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2.
Bulge ways
(Naut.) See Bilge ways.
v. i.1.To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges.
[imp. & p. p. Bulged ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bulging.]
2.To bilge, as a ship; to founder.
And scattered navies bulge on distant shores.
- Broome.

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