Naut. holes in the lower part of a vessel's frames to allow bilge water to drain to the pump
Origin of limbersprobably ; from French lumière, a hole, aperture, literally , light ; from Vulgar Latin luminaria, origin, originally plural of Classical Latin luminare, a light, window: see luminary
Gutters or channels on each side of a ship's keelson that drain bilge water into the pump well.
Origin of limbersProbably alteration of French lumière, one of the limbers, from Old French lumiere, opening, light, from Late Latin l&umacron;min&amacron;ria, pl. of l&umacron;min&amacron;re, window, from Latin, lamp; see luminary.