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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lim·ber /ˈlɪmbɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lim·ber n.
 1. pl. The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage. [Prov. Eng.]
 2. Mil. The detachable fore part of a gun carriage, consisting of two wheels, an axle, and a shaft to which the horses are attached. On top is an ammunition box upon which the cannoneers sit.
 3. pl. Naut. Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.
 Limber boards Naut., short pieces of plank forming part of the lining of a ship's floor immediately above the timbers, so as to prevent the limbers from becoming clogged.
 Limber box or Limber chest Mil., a box on the limber for carrying ammunition.
 Limber rope, Limber chain or Limber clearer Naut., a rope or chain passing through the limbers of a ship, by which they may be cleared of dirt that chokes them. --Totten.
 Limber strake Shipbuilding, the first course of inside planking next the keelson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lim·ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. Limbered p. pr. & vb. n. Limbering.] Mil. To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun.
 To limber up, to change a gun carriage into a four-wheeled vehicle by attaching the limber.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lim·ber, a.  Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.
    The bargeman that doth row with long and limber oar.   --Turbervile.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lim·ber, v. t. To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; "a
             supple mind"; "a limber imagination" [syn: supple]
      2: (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending
         freely [syn: supple]
      n : a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun
          or caisson
      v 1: attach the limber; "limber a cannon" [syn: limber up]
      2: cause to become limber; "The violist limbered her wrists
         before the concert"