limbers

limbers
limbers [lim′bərz]
pl.n.
prob. < Fr lumière, a hole, aperture, lit., light < VL luminaria, orig. pl. of L luminare, a light, window: see LUMINARY
Naut. holes in the lower part of a vessel's frames to allow bilge water to drain to the pump

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lim·bers (lĭmʹbərz) pl.n.
Gutters or channels on each side of a ship's keelson that drain bilge water into the pump well.
  [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. See luminary.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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