Definitions for limber
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a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
(used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable
"a supple mind"; "a limber imagination"
(used of artifacts) easily bent
(used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
limber, limber upverb
attach the limber
"limber a cannon"
cause to become limber
"The violist limbered her wrists before the concert"
A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to pull an artillery piece into battle.
To prepare an artillery piece for transportation (i.e., to attach it to its limber.)
Flexible, pliant, bendable.
He's so limber that he can kiss his knee without bending it.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Flexible; easily bent; pliant; lithe.
You put me off with limber vows. William Shakespeare.
I wonder how, among these jealousies of court and state, Edward Atheling could subsist, being then the apparent and indubitate heir of the Saxon line: but he had tried, and found him a prince of limber virtues; so as though he might have some place in his caution, yet he reckoned him beneath his fear. Henry Wotton.
At once came forth whatever creeps the ground,
Insect, or worm: those wav’d their limber fans
For wings; and smallest lineaments exact
In all the liveries deck’d of Summer’s pride. John Milton.
She durst never stand at the bay, having nothing but her long soft limber ears to defend her. Henry More, on Atheism.
The muscles were strong on both sides of the aspera arteria, but on the under side, opposite to that of the œsophagus, very limber. John Ray, on Creation.
At last the ulcer is covered over with a limber callus. Gideon Harvey.
the shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage
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
gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well
to attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun
easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding
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
lim′bėr, adj. pliant, flexible.—n. Lim′berness, flexibleness, pliancy. [See limp (adj.).]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
To attach to the limbers; as, to limber the gun; to limber up.
The numerical value of limber in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of limber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I stand before you today beholden to no human c -- sucker and working a paying f -- king union job and no limber d -- k of an administrator is going to tell me how to teach my classes because I'm a f -- king tenured professor.
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