Unlimbers - definition of unlimbers by The Free Dictionary
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v. un·lim·bered, un·lim·ber·ing, un·lim·bers
1. To make ready for action.
2. To detach (a gun or caisson) from its limber.
To prepare something for action.
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to disengage (a gun) from its limber
2. to prepare (something) for use
un•lim•ber1 (ʌnˈlɪm bər)
1. not limber; inflexible; stiff. v.i., v.t.
un•lim•ber2 (ʌnˈlɪm bər)
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.
Past participle: unlimbered
References in classic literature
And while Bill or Jerry or Tom is beginning to unlimber
his thinking and speaking apparatus, I suggest that he join us in the drink.
45 slug, Frank McLaury staggers back, but unlimbers
a Colt .
If smaller fish come near, the angler fish unlimbers
its pole and flicks it back and forth, with a featherlike "lure" at the end designed to attract the interest of the smaller fish.
At the end of each season it is tucked into two tractor-trailer trucks and parked out in New Jersey to slumber undisturbed until Midsummer Night Swing unlimbers
again the following year.