Limbers definition

lĭmbərz
Gutters or channels on each side of a ship's keelson that drain bilge water into the pump well.
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(naut.) Holes in the lower part of a vessel's frames to allow bilge water to drain to the pump.
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Plural form of limber.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of limber.
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Origin of limbers

  • Probably 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 luminary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition