Definition of Bale out

1. Verb. Remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side.

Exact synonyms: Bail Out
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Bale out

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of bail out) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bale Out

baldnesses
baldpate
baldpated
baldpates
baldrib
baldribs
baldric
baldrick
baldricks
baldrics
balds
balductum
baldwin
baldy
bale
bale out (current term)
bale up
balearic
balearica
baled
baled out
baleen
baleen whale
baleen whales
baleens
balefire
balefires
baleful
balefull
balefully

Literary usage of Bale out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. ... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons by Adolphus Frederick Schauffler (1898)
"Hence to bale out the bilge water, and (but the servants which drew the water knew,) the c governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 1o. ..."

2. An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean by William Mariner, John Martin (1827)
"Dfi-ange. Near to, approaching. Ohana, A husband or wife, a spouse, a married person, to marry. Ohoo. A scoop to bale out. Ohoo lioo. To bale out the hold. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1872)
"... a ball ; baila, to pack together in the form of a ball To bale out water. ... to empty out water with a bowl or pail, to bale out. ..."

4. Scandinavian Loan-words in Middle English by Erik Björkman (1900)
"... 'to pour out, bale out (water)': NE dial, ... 'to lade water, to bale out', see Wall p. 107, 114. ..."

5. Climbs in the New Zealand Alps: Being an Account of Travel and Discovery by Edward Arthur FitzGerald (1896)
"... so we soon found a small lake forming under us and we had to bale out the water, using an old pair of stockings as a sponge; about three in the morning, ..."

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