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Definition of "limber" []

  • Bending or flexing readily; pliable. (adjective)
  • Capable of moving, bending, or contorting easily; supple. (adjective)
  • To make limber: limbered up his legs. (verb-transitive)
  • To make oneself limber: players limbering up before the game. (verb-intransitive)
  • A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to tow a field gun or a caisson. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "limber" in a sentence
  • "The actual tube, breech block, and limber, is made from expensive steel alloys, requires costly machining operations that use both skilled workers and precision tools *."
  • "And while the Diamondbacks 'relievers stunk, Atlanta's relievers were able to get NLCS action, remain limber and keep Arizona from scoring."
  • "I think facepalm-inducing weirdness helps keep your brain limber."