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limber

noun lim·ber \ ˈlim-bər \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of limber

: a two-wheeled vehicle to which a gun or caisson may be attached

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Origin and Etymology of limber

Middle English lymour


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limber

adjective

Definition of limber

1 : capable of being shaped : flexible
2 : having a supple and resilient quality (as of mind or body) : agile, nimble

limberly

adverb

limberness

noun

Examples of limber in a Sentence

  1. he shaped the basket out of limber branches that could bend easily around a frame

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Origin and Etymology of limber

origin unknown


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limber

verb

Definition of limber

limbered; limbering play \ˈlim-b(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
: to cause to become limber
  • limber up his fingers
intransitive verb
: to become limber
  • limber up by running

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First Known Use of limber

1748



LIMBER Defined for English Language Learners

limber

adjective

Definition of limber for English Language Learners

  • : bending easily


LIMBER Defined for Kids

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limber

adjective lim·ber \ ˈlim-bər \

Definition of limber for Students

: bending easily

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limber

verb

Definition of limber for Students

limbered; limbering
: to make or become limber
  • Before a race, I limber up with exercises.


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