verb. take in water at the bilge.
noun. water accumulated in the bilge of a ship.
noun. where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom.
verb. cause to leak.
1. Noun, singular or mass Purchase a float switch with long enough wires to run from your bilge pump to the pump control switch. 2. Adjective The float switch should be at the same level or slightly higher than the bilge pump so that the switch does not trigger the pump before the water level has reached the pump.