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lim·ber1 / ˈlimbər/ • adj. (of a person or body part) lithe; supple. ∎  (of a thing) flexible: limber graphite fishing rods. • v. [intr.] warm up in preparation for exercise or activity, esp. sports: the acrobats were limbering up for the big show. ∎  [tr.] make (oneself or a body part) supple: I limbered my fingers by playing a few scales. DERIVATIVES: lim·ber·ness n. lim·ber2 • n. the detachable front part of a gun carriage, consisting of two wheels and an axle, a pole, and a frame holding one or more ammunition boxes. • v. [tr.] attach a limber to (a gun).

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limber2 pl. holes in timbers for the passage of water. XVII. perh. — (O)F. lumière light, hole (used in the same techn. sense) :- Rom. *lūmināria, fem. sg. use of pl. of L. lūmināre light, lamp, f. lūmen, lūmin- (see LIGHT1).

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limber3 flexible, pliant. XVI. perh. from LIMBER1 in allusion to the motion of shafts.
Hence limber (up) vb.2 XVIII.

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limber1 shaft; forepart of a gun-carriage. XV (lymo(u)r). of obscure orig.
Hence limber vb.1 XIX.

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limberabba, blabber, dabber, grabber, jabber, stabber, yabber •Alba, Galbaamber, camber, caramba, clamber, Cochabamba, gamba, mamba, Maramba, samba, timbre •Annaba, arbor, arbour, barber, Barbour, harbour (US harbor), indaba, Kaaba, Lualaba, Pearl Harbor, Saba, Sabah, Shaba •sambar, sambhar •rebbe, Weber •Elba •Bemba, December, ember, member, November, Pemba, September •belabour (US belabor), caber, labour (US labor), neighbour (US neighbor), sabre (US saber), tabor •chamber • bedchamber •antechamber •amoeba (US ameba), Bathsheba, Bourguiba, Geber, Sheba, zariba •cribber, dibber, fibber, gibber, jibba, jibber, libber, ribber •Wilbur •limber, marimba, timber •winebibber •calibre (US caliber), Excalibur •briber, fibre (US fiber), scriber, subscriber, Tiber, transcriber •clobber, cobber, jobber, mobber, robber, slobber •ombre, sombre (US somber) •carnauba, catawba, dauber, Micawber •jojoba, Manitoba, October, sober •Aruba, Cuba, Nuba, scuba, tuba, tuber •Drouzhba • Toowoomba • Yoruba •Hecuba •beamer, blasphemer, Colima, creamer, dreamer, emphysema, femur, Iwo Jima, Kagoshima, lemur, Lima, oedema (US edema), ottava rima, Pima, reamer, redeemer, schema, schemer, screamer, seamer, Selima, steamer, streamer, terza rima, Tsushima •daydreamer •dimmer, glimmer, limber, limner, shimmer, simmer, skimmer, slimmer, strimmer, swimmer, trimmer, zimmer •enigma, sigma, stigma •Wilma, Wilmer •charisma • Gordimer • polymer •ulema • anima • enema •cinema, minima •maxima • Bessemer • eczema •dulcimer • Hiroshima •Fatima, Latimer •optima • Mortimer • anathema •climber, Jemima, mimer, old-timer, part-timer, primer, rhymer, timer •Oppenheimer • two-timer •bomber, comma, momma, prommer •dogma • dolma

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