unlimber

1
[ uhn-lim-ber ]
/ ʌnˈlɪm bər /

adjective

not limber; inflexible; stiff.

verb (used with or without object)

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Origin of unlimber

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(def. 1) un-1 + limber1; (def. 2) un-2 + limber1

Definition for unlimber (2 of 2)

unlimber2
[ uhn-lim-ber ]
/ ʌnˈlɪm bər /

verb (used with object)

to detach (a gun) from its limber or prime mover.
to make ready for use or action.

verb (used without object)

to prepare for action.

noun

the act of changing a gun from traveling to firing position.

Origin of unlimber

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First recorded in 1795–1805; un-2 + limber2
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British Dictionary definitions for unlimber

unlimber
/ (ʌnˈlɪmbə) /

verb

(tr) to disengage (a gun) from its limber
to prepare (something) for use
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