from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make ready for action.
- transitive v. To detach (a gun or caisson) from its limber.
- intransitive v. To prepare something for action.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To deploy an artillery piece for firing (ie, to detach it from its limber).
- v. To clumsily put into employ a large weapon or object.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To detach the limber from.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not limber; not flexible; not yielding.
- To detach the limbers from; take off the limbers of: as, to unlimber guns.
- To detach the limbers from the guns.
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