What does limber mean?

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ˈlɪm bərlim·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limberadjective

    a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson

  2. limber, suppleadjective

    (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable

    "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination"

  3. limberadjective

    (used of artifacts) easily bent

  4. limber, suppleverb

    (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

  5. limber, limber upverb

    attach the limber

    "limber a cannon"

  6. limberverb

    cause to become limber

    "The violist limbered her wrists before the concert"

Wiktionary

  1. limbernoun

    A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to pull an artillery piece into battle.

  2. limberverb

    To prepare an artillery piece for transportation (i.e., to attach it to its limber.)

  3. limberadjective

    Flexible, pliant, bendable.

    He's so limber that he can kiss his knee without bending it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limbernoun

    the shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage

    Etymology: [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See Limb a branch.]

  2. Limbernoun

    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

    Etymology: [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See Limb a branch.]

  3. Limbernoun

    gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well

    Etymology: [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See Limb a branch.]

  4. Limberverb

    to attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun

    Etymology: [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See Limb a branch.]

  5. Limberadjective

    easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding

    Etymology: [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See Limb a branch.]

  6. Limberverb

    to cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant

    Etymology: [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See Limb a branch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Limber

    lim′bėr, adj. pliant, flexible.—n. Lim′berness, flexibleness, pliancy. [See limp (adj.).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. limber

    In artillery, the two-wheeled carriage to which the trail of a field gun-carriage is attached for travel.--Limber-boxes are the chests fitted above the axle-tree of the limber for ammunition.--Limber up! is the command so to raise and attach.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. limber

    To attach to the limbers; as, to limber the gun; to limber up.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limber in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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