the two-wheeled, detachable front
part of a gun carriage, usually supporting an ammunition chest
verb transitive, verb intransitive
often with up
to attach the limber to (a gun carriage), as in preparing
to move off
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Word origin of 'limber'ME lymour < ? ML limonarius, of the shaft of a cart < limo, shaft < ?