Webster 1913 Edition
limarbranches, boughs, pl. of
lim; akin to E.
The shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage.
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.
Gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well.
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.–
a box on the limber for carrying ammunition.–
a rope or chain passing through the limbers of a ship, by which they may be cleared of dirt that chokes them.
the first course of inside planking next the keelson.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To attach to the limber;
To limber up,
to change a gun carriage into a four-wheeled vehicle by attaching the limber.
limp, a. √125. See
Easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding.
The bargeman that doth row with long and
To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.
Webster 1828 Edition