Limber box
Limber Lim"ber (l[i^]m"b[~e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of a gun carriage, consisting of two wheels, an axle, and a shaft to which the horses are attached. On top is an ammunition box upon which the cannoneers sit. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Naut.) Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well. [1913 Webster]

{Limber boards} (Naut.), short pieces of plank forming part of the lining of a ship's floor immediately above the timbers, so as to prevent the limbers from becoming clogged.

{Limber box} or {Limber chest} (Mil.), a box on the limber for carrying ammunition.

{Limber rope}, {Limber chain} or {Limber clearer} (Naut.), a rope or chain passing through the limbers of a ship, by which they may be cleared of dirt that chokes them. --Totten.

{Limber strake} (Shipbuilding), the first course of inside planking next the keelson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Limber — Lim ber (l[i^]m b[ e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of a gun… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limber boards — Limber Lim ber (l[i^]m b[ e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limber chain — Limber Lim ber (l[i^]m b[ e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limber chest — Limber Lim ber (l[i^]m b[ e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limber clearer — Limber Lim ber (l[i^]m b[ e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limber rope — Limber Lim ber (l[i^]m b[ e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limber strake — Limber Lim ber (l[i^]m b[ e]r), n. [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See {Limb} a branch.] 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) The detachable fore part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limber chest — noun Etymology: limber (I) + chest : an ammunition box or chest on the limber …   Useful english dictionary

  • limber — 1. adj. & v. adj. 1 lithe, agile, nimble. 2 flexible. v. (usu. foll. by up) 1 tr. make (oneself or a part of the body etc.) supple. 2 intr. warm up in preparation for athletic etc. activity. Derivatives: limberness n. Etymology: 16th c.: orig.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dorade box — A cutaway diagram of a Dorade Box. The red arrows show the desired airflow (into the cabin) and the blue arrows show the desired water flow (out the scupper onto the deck). The grey area indicates the deck of the boat. A dorade box (also called a …   Wikipedia

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