from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bending or flexing readily; pliable.
- adj. Capable of moving, bending, or contorting easily; supple.
- transitive v. To make limber: limbered up his legs.
- intransitive v. To make oneself limber: players limbering up before the game.
- n. A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to tow a field gun or a caisson.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Flexible, pliant, bendable.
- n. A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to pull an artillery piece into battle.
- v. To prepare an artillery piece for transportation (i.e., to attach it to its limber.)
- v. To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.
- n. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.
- n. 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.
- n. Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.
- transitive v. To attach to the limber.
- transitive v. To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Easily bent; flexible; pliant; lithe; yielding: as, a limber rod; a limber joint.
- To cause to become limber; render limber or pliant.
- To attach the limber to, as a gun; fasten together the two parts of a gun-carriage, in preparation for moving away: often with up.
- n. The shaft or thill of a wagon: usually in the plural.
- n. The fore part of the carriage of a field-gun or cannon, consisting of two wheels and an axle, with a framework and a pole for the horses.
- n. Nautical, a hole cut through the floor-timbers as a passage for water to the pump-well.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable
- v. cause to become limber
- v. attach the limber
- adj. (used of artifacts) easily bent
- adj. (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
- n. a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
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And while the Diamondbacks 'relievers stunk, Atlanta's relievers were able to get NLCS action, remain limber and keep Arizona from scoring.
I think facepalm-inducing weirdness helps keep your brain limber.
This facilitates the hooking up of the gun trail onto the limber, which is posted to the rear of the battery.
And there was a strange disease called limber neck where they couldn't hold their head up.
Collagen makes skin stronger, thicker and more limber, which is what makes skin smooth, firm and strong - and young looking.
I'm a little guy, and I'm limber, which is a tremendous advantage in squeezing into tight quarters.
It was not fright, for she longed for the moment of appearing; it was not ordinary nervousness, for she felt that she was as steady as a rock, and now and then, when she tried a few notes, to 'limber' her voice, it was steady, too, and exactly what it always was.
The constrained position in which I am forced to sit has tired me, and I think I will go out and 'limber' myself a little.
It was kind of painful but afterward felt we felt very relaxed and 'limber'.
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