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Limber meaning

limber - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. a two- wheeled horse- drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
  2. 2. cause to become limber; " The violist limbered her wrists before the concert"
  3. 3. attach the limber; " limber a cannon"
  4. 4. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.
  7. 7. To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun.
  8. 8. Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.
  9. 9. To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.
  10. 10. Easily bent.
  11. 11. Shaft and two wheels of a gun- carriage.

limber - examples of usage

  1. The first square and the cavalry gave way, and were with difficulty rallied behind the second square, leaving the gun in the hands of the enemy, who immediately carried off the limber and horses.
  2. I thought he had sprained his off foreleg for he limped a good deal on the home stretch, but he seemed to limber up all right the last few miles.
  3. The gun and the second limber which had arrived from the cantonments, in attempting to gallop down hill, was overturned and lost.
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