unlimber

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verb un·lim·ber \ˌən-ˈlim-bər\

Definition of unlimber

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to detach the limber from and so make ready unlimber a gun for action

  3. 2 :  to prepare for operation or performance unlimbered his banjo and began to play

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to prepare something for action

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1802

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