What does bale out mean?

bale out meaning in General Dictionary

remove (liquid) from a boat by dipping and tossing within the part

Sentence Examples with the word bale out

But as the oarsmen violently forced their boat through the sledge-hammering seas, the before whale-smitten bow-ends of two planks burst through, and in an instant almost, the temporarily disabled boat lay nearly level with the waves; its half-wading, splashing crew, trying hard to stop the gap and bale out the pouring water.

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