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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Gutters or channels on each side of a ship's keelson that drain bilge water into the pump well.

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  • n. Plural form of limber.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of limber.

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  • n. a channel or gutter on either side of a ship's keelson; carries bilge water into the pump well

Etymologies

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.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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