Limbered
Limber Lim"ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limbered} (l[i^]m"b[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limbering}.] (Mil.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun. [1913 Webster]

{To limber up}, to change a gun carriage into a four-wheeled vehicle by attaching the limber. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • limbered — lim·ber || lɪmbÉ™(r) n. two wheeled vehicle used to tow a field gun or caisson v. make flexible; attach a field gun or caisson to a limber adj. flexible, pliant; agile, supple …   English contemporary dictionary

  • limbered — …   Useful english dictionary

  • limber up — verb 1. attach the limber limber a cannon • Syn: ↑limber • Hypernyms: ↑attach • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. make one s body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous p …   Useful english dictionary

  • limber — UK [ˈlɪmbə(r)] / US [ˈlɪmbər] verb Word forms limber : present tense I/you/we/they limber he/she/it limbers present participle limbering past tense limbered past participle limbered Phrasal verbs: limber up …   English dictionary

  • limber up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms limber up : present tense I/you/we/they limber up he/she/it limbers up present participle limbering up past tense limbered up past participle limbered up to do gentle exercises that make your… …   English dictionary

  • Limber — Lim ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limbered} (l[i^]m b[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limbering}.] (Mil.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun. [1913 Webster] {To limber up}, to change a gun carriage into a four wheeled vehicle by attaching the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limbering — Limber Lim ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limbered} (l[i^]m b[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limbering}.] (Mil.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun. [1913 Webster] {To limber up}, to change a gun carriage into a four wheeled vehicle by attaching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To limber up — Limber Lim ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limbered} (l[i^]m b[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limbering}.] (Mil.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun. [1913 Webster] {To limber up}, to change a gun carriage into a four wheeled vehicle by attaching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limber — I. noun Etymology: Middle English lymour Date: 15th century a two wheeled vehicle to which a gun or caisson may be attached II. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1565 1. capable of being shaped ; flexible 2. having a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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