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limber

Nautical (in the bilge of a vessel) a fore-and-aft channel through a series of holes in the frames (limber holes) where water collects and can be pumped out
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limber

[′lim·bər]
(ordnance)
A two-wheeled vehicle designed primarily to support the trail section of a gun carriage while in transit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The ISC, which offers grants to assist sporting talent, has already asked disgraced runner Catchall Limbered to pay back funds he was awarded.
I told the six-year-old as he limbered up for the school sports day obstacle course.
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Thompson duly limbered up in front of team-mates Arthur Numan and Maurice Ross, taking five practice swings and even an iron off the first tee just to make sure he would be in with a chance.