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 lūmināria pl. of lūmināre window from Latin lamp ; see luminary .