Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Into pieces; limb from limb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Piecemeal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Limb by limb; limb from limb piecemeal.

Etymologies

limb +‎ meal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Oft was the dragon above, and eftsoons beneath; nevertheless at the end high he gan rise, and he flew down right with fierce assault, and the bear he smote, so that he fell to the earth; and he there the bear slew, and limbmeal him tore.

    Roman de Brut. English

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