There are 2 definitions of limber in English:

limber1

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪmbə
 
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adjective

1(Of a person or body part) lithe or supple: I have to practise to keep myself limber
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  • He's very limber and agile and would have a few good moves to pull out on Superman.
  • Her body was limber, lithe with the grace of a cat or that of a ballet dancer, hinting at carefully controlled strength.
  • It will not only help you develop a more lithe and limber body, it will improve your strength training as well.
1.1(Of a thing) flexible: limber graphite fishing rods
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  • You want to wind up with a sidearm sweep and lob the assemblage far across the open water, and this is best done with the long, limber stick.

verb

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Warm up in preparation for exercise or activity, especially sport or athletics: the acrobats were limbering up for the big show
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  • The Greeks are finally ready, and the world's top athletes are limbering up for the big event.
  • That's if the world's sporting elite find themselves with time to spare between limbering up for races in their hectic schedule.
  • After skipping their way into the Guinness Book of Records, six Waterford-based athletes have expanded their group and are limbering up for another arduous challenge - a marathon relay from Malin to Mizen Head.
Synonyms
warm up, loosen up, get into condition, get into shape, get ready, prepare, practise, train, drill; stretch, exercise, work out

Origin

mid 16th century (as an adjective): perhaps from limber2 in the dialect sense 'cart shaft', with allusion to the to-and-fro motion.

Derivatives

limberness

noun
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  • Do they flail around gracefully while I'm walking, to demonstrate their limberness?
  • Weary muscles complain mournfully, yet the heart's spirit overcomes sensations of pain, knowing that limberness shall soon follow a quick morning warm-up and stretch.
  • At the very least that one act of inhuman limberness should inspire the funniest and the funniest kind of fetishes for one and all to enjoy.

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There are 2 definitions of limber in English:

limber2

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪmbə
 
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noun

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.
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  • The ammunition limber was the worst for wear and required the most work.
  • He achieved greater mobility by building lighter gun carriages, and having the guns and limbers drawn by paired horses rather than in tandem, as they had been before.
  • Two 12 lb field guns and limbers in the RAN are fitted to the gun carriage configuration.

verb

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Attach a limber to (a gun): (as adjective limbered) a six-horse limbered gun
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  • Everyone else was spread out in a circular patter, behind some kind of cover, covering the rest of us while our weapons were limbered.

Origin

Middle English lymour, apparently related to medieval Latin limonarius from limo, limon- 'shaft'.

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