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un·lim·ber (ŭn-lĭm′bər) v. un·lim·bered, un·lim·ber·ing, un·lim·bers v. tr. 1. To make ready for action. 2. To detach (a gun or caisson) from its limber. v. intr.
To prepare something for action.
unlimber ( ʌnˈlɪmbə) vb 1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) ( tr) to disengage (a gun) from its limber 2. to prepare (something) for use un•lim•ber 1 (ʌnˈlɪm bər) adj.
1. not limber; inflexible; stiff. v.i., v.t. un•lim•ber 2 (ʌnˈlɪm bər) v.t.
1. to detach (a gun) from its limber or prime mover.
2. to make ready for use or action. v.i.
3. to prepare for action. unlimber Past participle: unlimbered Gerund: unlimbering Imperative Present Preterite Present Continuous Present Perfect Past Continuous Past Perfect Future Future Perfect Future Continuous Present Perfect Continuous Future Perfect Continuous Past Perfect Continuous Conditional Past Conditional
Imperative unlimber unlimber
References in classic literature
On the ridge of the hills on his right, little groups of men were at work
some degree from its ideal point without
an old Wild coincidental artillery rangefinder, I ranged a distant rock pile.
I especially enjoy
my traditional gear while stalking small game.
Tidball immediately reversed his battery by
the carriages, and after proceeding a short distance to the rear, where the bank was less steep, turned out into a field, where he put his guns in position on a knoll overlooking the valley towards Cub Run.
The exuberant crowd rose to its feet in sections, like a giant slowly
after a long sleep.