Definition of unlimber in English:


Line breaks: un|lim¦ber
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈlɪmbə


[with object]
  • 1Detach (a gun) from its limber so that it can be used.
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    • We figure some day, a 97 year-old Ken will wheel out onto the range in his nuclear-powered assault chair, unlimber a 1911 and tell his students to ‘get to work’ or they'll live to regret it.
    • While flying on business, I sometimes hesitate to unlimber a Handgunner or Guns Magazine - aware of the effect it may have on the more liberal around me.
    • As the real artillery pieces unlimbered and began to hurl projectiles across the skies of Europe in August 1914, William Bateson was far away in Australia.
  • 1.1chiefly US Unpack or unfasten (something) ready for use: we had to unlimber some of the gear
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    • They both got out, and Debbye unlimbered her remote camera.
    • With George's run production down, McNair unlimbered his arm and put some air back in the ball.
    • A Marine unlimbered his pack and withdrew a metal disk ten centimeters in diameter.

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