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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun Plural form of limber.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of limber.

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

Etymologies

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

[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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