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lim·ber 1

 (lĭm′bər)
adj.
1. Bending or flexing readily; pliable.
2. Capable of moving, bending, or contorting easily; supple.
v. lim·bered, lim·ber·ing, lim·bers
v.tr.
To make limber: limbered up his legs.
v.intr.
To make oneself limber: players limbering up before the game.

[Origin unknown.]

lim′ber·ly adv.
lim′ber·ness n.

lim·ber 2

 (lĭm′bər)
n.
A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to tow a field gun or a caisson.

[Alteration of Middle English limour, shaft of a cart, perhaps from limon, from Old French.]
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