limber
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈlɪmbə(ɹ)/
Adjective

limber (comparative limberer, superlative limberest)

  1. Flexible, pliant, bendable.
    He's so limber that he can kiss his knee without bending it.
    • The bargeman that doth row with long and limber oar.
Verb

limber (limbers, present participle limbering; past and past participle limbered)

  1. To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.
Noun

limber (plural limbers)

  1. (military) A two-wheeled vehicle to which a wheeled artillery piece or caisson may be attached for transport.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 29:
      we covered the rutted, rattling, dusty pot-holed roads of coastal Victoria, six big Walers in front, the cannon at the rear, and that unsprung cart they called a ‘limber’ in the middle.
  2. (in the plural) The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.
  3. (nautical, in the plural) Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to allow water to pass to the pump well.
Translations Verb

limber (limbers, present participle limbering; past and past participle limbered)

  1. (obsolete) To prepare an artillery piece for transportation (i.e., to attach it to its limber.)
Antonyms Translations
  • German: aufprotzen



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