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 limber. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • limbering — 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

  • limber up — limbering up for the marathon Syn: warm up, loosen up, get into condition, get into shape, practice, train, stretch …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • limber up — PHRASAL VERB If you limber up, you prepare for an energetic physical activity such as a sport by moving and stretching your body. [V P] Next door, 200 girls are limbering up for their ballet exams... [V P] She ran a little way, limbering up... [V …   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

  • 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 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

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