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limber


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limber  \Lim"ber\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Limbered}  (-b[~e]rd);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Limbering}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  attach  to  the  limber;  as  to  limber  a  gun. 
 
  {To  limber  up},  to  change  a  gun  carriage  into  a  four-wheeled 
  vehicle  by  attaching  the  limber. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limber  \Lim"ber\,  a.  [Akin  to  limp,  a.  [root]125.  See  {Limp}, 
  a.] 
  Easily  bent;  flexible;  pliant;  yielding.  --Milton. 
 
  The  bargeman  that  doth  row  with  long  and  limber  oar. 
  --Turbervile. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limber  \Lim"ber\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  become  limber;  to  make  flexible  or  pliant. 
  --Richardson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  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 
 
  3.  pl  (Naut.)  Gutters  or  conduits  on  each  side  of  the 
  keelson  to  afford  a  passage  for  water  to  the  pump  well 
 
  {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  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  limber 
  adj  1:  (used  of  e.g.  personality  traits)  readily  adaptable;  "a 
  supple  mind";  "a  limber  imagination"  [syn:  {supple}] 
  2:  (used  of  persons'  bodies)  capable  of  moving  or  bending 
  freely  [syn:  {supple}] 
  v  :  attach  the  limber,  as  to  a  cannon  [syn:  {limber  up}] 




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